Re: About programing, a general question

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Can we please get c++ involved in the discussion, it runs circles
around C on all levels..

On 12/21/10, James McKenzie <[email protected]> wrote:
> On 12/21/10 1:46 PM, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:46 PM, William Case <[email protected]
>> <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:
>>
>>     I am not a programmer, but I wanted the answer you seem to want.  How
>>     does the damn thing work?  More explicitly:
>>
>>     How does human understandable information get converted by a machine
>>     into electrical data; then store it; may or may not, transform,
>>     compare,
>>     and/or relocate the data; and then re-present the data as information
>>     meaningful to humans?
>>
>>     I found the answer in "The C Programming Language" by Brian W.
>>     Kernighan
>>     and Dennis M. Ritchie.  This book is such a basic that it is often
>>     referred to just as K&R.  If you try to simply use this book as a
>>     tutorial for the C language it is too difficult.  Almost every
>>     sentence
>>     contains a new concept.  But K&R and 'C' are closest to the metal.
>>      It's
>>     description and particularly its appendices are used by programmers
>>     mainly as a reference.  It really is a text on how to best write
>>     code so
>>     that the compiler can use your 'C' code by translating it into machine
>>     language. It is also, therefore, basic instructions for compiler
>>     writers
>>     on how they have writer their compilers.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sure, how to get this book? Is it available online somewhere?
> Not legally, anywhere.  However, the Second Edition is available from
> Amazon and other book retailers.  It is not very expensive.  It would
> cost me more to mail you the extra copy I have to you than it would be
> to buy it (even in the United States.)
>
> James McKenzie
>
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