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This book is for anyone who wants to start a programming career with a mature first language. You will find the going easier if you've some experience in programming, be it Pascal or even QBasic, but the material can be mastered by anyone with just a basic grasp of mathematics and computers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861001146
  • Publisher: Wrox Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 525
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

 Ivor Horton is currently self-employed in consultancy and writes programming tutorials. He worked for IBM for many years and holds a bachelor's degree, with honors, in mathematics. Horton's experience at IBM includes programming in most languages (like assembler and high-level languages on a variety of machines), real-time programming, and designing and implementing real-time closed loop industrial control systems. He has extensive experience teaching programming to engineers and scientists (Fortran, PL/1, APL, etc.). Horton is an expert in mechanical, process, and electronic CAD systems; mechanical CAM systems; and DNC/CNC systems.
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Table of Contents

About the author
Ch. 1 Programming in C 1
Ch. 2 First steps in programming 25
Ch. 3 Making decisions 89
Ch. 4 Loops 143
Ch. 5 Arrays 197
Ch. 6 Applications with strings and text 231
Ch. 7 Pointers 269
Ch. 8 Structuring your programs 331
Ch. 9 More on functions 369
Ch. 10 Essential input and output operations 419
Ch. 11 Structuring data 449
Ch. 12 Managing large amounts of data 507
Ch. 13 Supporting facilities 557
App. A Computer arithmetic 587
App. B ASCII character code definitions 595
App. C Reserved words in C 599
Index 601
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2006


    I also had problems finding source code. doesn't even acknowledge this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    source code not available!!!

    according to the book, the source code is available via or or you can pay for a disk. nothing can be found on their website or via the ftp site. there is no link to the isbn number or the book title for the source whatsoever!!! good way to get people to pay for the disk!! and to believe i've been a programmer for 15 years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2001

    Great Book on C

    This book is a really great introducion to the C language. It covers all the material very clearly. I have read other books by the author and have fond them all to be excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2001

    Excellent for Beginners

    As a new C programmer, this book was the first reference that made difficult subjects like strings, arrays, pointers etc. understandable. If you're struggling, this is the book you need.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2001

    This book uses OWN standards. Don't buy it!

    I've bought this book from b&n while ago. after looking thru several chapters, I've realized that something is wrong. I've asked gurus at comp.lang.c newsgrounds, and _all_ of them agreed that this is bad book. No surprise. Authour don't even know how to define main() function correctly! He uses void main() { } while C programs _must_ return 0 in main. Like int main() { /* ... */ return 0; } This is terrible book. I've returned it to the store after 2nd day. The author didn't stoped here. He wrote other terrible book on Java. (Programming in JAVA) by WROX press... well, it's another story. I'll never-ever going to buy any book by Ivor Horton & Co.. Ask for advice at newsgrounds... - John

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 1999

    A must have for any new programmer

    This book covers all the basics of programming in C in great detail. It's a must have for any new programmer.

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