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C in a Nutshell based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book has been a staple for me both in school and in the work place. It includes excellent explanations of syntax and tools. The element of this book that takes it from good to great though, is the level of detail. One might ask, "well thats fine, as splendid of a reference tool as this book is, why not use an internet reference site?" Well, why choose? When I just need some quick details I look up functions online but when I need an explanation or more detail I use "C in a Nutshell".
Are you a C programmer? If you are, then this book is for you. Authors Peter Prinz and Tony Crawford, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that is a complete reference to the C programming language and the C runtime library. Prinz and Crawford, begin with an overview of the C language. Then, the authors provide an overview of standard headers and a detailed function reference. Finally, they provide the necessary knowledge of the C programmer¿s basic tools: the compiler, the make utility, and the debugger. This most excellent book will help you understand the key concepts, such as type conversion, dynamic memory management, working with pointers, and more. Perhaps more importantly, this book will help you get the job done.