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Re: Can someone recommend a book for learning C?
> Can someone recommend an English book for those, who never programmed.
> This is a little bit old I think, because it doesn't contents the ANSI
> C99 standard
> This is I think the best choice for me, because it's not old and on
> the first look easy to understand
Stop. If I may say so, you're making a mistake.
I read the whole c_book last night and was impressed with its attention to
detail and thoroughness. For example, it pays great attention to linkage
and integer promotion. It includes a reasonable introduction to the C
standard library, without which C is not very useful except in special
That the book is old shouldn't discourage you. C is old and is evolving
very slowly. The C89 standard is *very* widely implemented. C99 is only
now getting implemented. You could code for years in C and never need or
bump into a C99 feature. And in any case there's very little difference
between the two.
The wikibook, however self-congratulatory it may be, is a scattershot
effort. I would not try to learn anything from it.
Instead, if you really want to learn C, read the c_book slowly, doing the
exercises, cover to cover. You'll learn a ton from someone who knows.
Then go ahead and update your knowledge by reading some articles on the
C99 standard and its new features.
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