Re: C Programming

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On Sun, 2006-07-30 at 08:24 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 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
> > > > http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/cbook/
> > > 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.
> Look this is silly. The book mentioned above is the definitive reference
> book on C but it is not a book from which to learn to program in C. 
> 
> Try learning to program in Python from the Python Language Reference
> Manual.
> -- 
> Aaron Konstam <[email protected]>
> 

What you are saying is correct.  "The C Programming Language" assumes
basic familiarity with programming concepts.  It is NOT a book you want
to do ground-up teaching from when you are dealing with students that
have never programmed before.

If you are trying to teach C and basic programming concepts at the same
time, there are very few books out there that take care of that
demographic.  One of them that I found that does is "C How To Program",
ISBN #0-13-226119-7.

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