Re: C Programming

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On Sun, 2006-07-30 at 06:36 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 03:52:41PM -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > > Can any one here point me to "Learning C Programming"
> > > The book "The C Programming Language", Second Addition by Brian W.
> > > Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie
> > >
> > The above is a good reference book but not one for learning to program in C.
> On the contrary -- it's written in clear, simple language without much
> distraction, and explains the C language better than any other book I've
> seen.

Aaron Konstan is correct.  The Kernigan-Ritchie manual is fine for
reference, but is woefully inadequate for people in the process of
learning to program.  As a matter of fact it says right in the preface
to the first edition that it is NOT an introductory programming manual;
the book assumes familiarity with basic programming concepts.  I myself
have found the book inadequate to the task of teaching beginners.

The best book I have found for ground-up C programming is "C How To
Program", by H.M. Deitel and P.J. Deitel.  I went thru quite a few books
before I found this masterpiece.  ISBN number is 0-13-226119-7.

I like the second edition of this book better than the third.  It seems
more straightforward and "pure".  The cutesy bug icons in the third
edition don't do alot for me.

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