Re: C in linux for beginner

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On Sat, 1 Apr 2006, Paul wrote:

> On Sat, 2006-04-01 at 12:10 -0500, fredex wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 07:55:00AM -0800, Barry Yu wrote:
> > > Can any one help to find a book/info for real beginner to learn C  for Linux
> >
> > Can't make any specific recommenations, but I can warn you to
> > avoid any books by Herbert Schildt. Mr. Schildt is a skillful
> > writer who explains things clearly but sometimes very wrongly.
> Anything by Schildt should be left on the book shelf. Failing that,
> they should only ever be used in hand to hand combat or to prop up
> the bed. Never open them. They are a danger to shipping and Schildt,
> should, IMHO be banned from publishing again.

i generally feel the same about anything by ellie quigley.  a few
years back, i picked up a shell programming book by her and it was so
full of egregious errors, i gave up after a couple of chapters.


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