Subject: Re: C programing
To: Andrei Zaitsau <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/28/2001 19:33:47
K&R is sometimes called ``the White Book''.  Others have referred to it as
a C bible.  There are two editions, as someone pointed out: A pre-ANSI
edition, and a post-ANSI edition.  (Maybe there's a 3rd, by now?  Wasn't
ANSI/ISO C recently revised?)  Before ANSI ratified a C standard, K&R was
the standard (from about 1978 to about 1988 or 1989).  (ANSI C and ISO C
are essentially the same, with minor rewording, I'm told.  ANSI ratified
slightly before the international ISO standard was set.)

While opinions are obvious mixed w.r.t. its merits as a tutorial, it is a
good reference for C.

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."