[Noisebridge-discuss] Recommendations for learning C?

jim jim at well.com
Thu Mar 8 12:15:00 PST 2012



    Great! I've been lonely in there the last several 
weeks. Note that Robert is finishing up his SQL class 
at 6 PM and tends to run over. We can deal with that. 
    Note also that the format is specified as "study 
group" rather than class. The idea is that we're all 
humbly studying along trying to help each other; the 
class format is that some one person goes blah blah... 
and everybody else has to shut up and listen. 
    In fact, mostly the C part of things has been a 
class, but that's entirely negotiable per your (and 
anyone-else-who-shows-up's) wishes. 
    You've got access to a linux computer, yes? 



On Thu, 2012-03-08 at 12:03 -0800, Robert Chu wrote:
> Thank you all for recommendations so far.
> 
> 
> Daravine: if I could borrow The C Programming Language, 2nd Edition,
> by Kernighan and Ritchie. That would be wonderful. 
> 
> 
> Andy: Thank you for the recommendations. 
> 
> 
> Jim: I am looking into coming in on Tuesdays to attend the C class. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks for all the given and upcoming recommendations
> Cheers
> Rayc
> 
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:52 AM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
>         
>            Why don't you come by the Turing classroom at 6 PM
>         some Tuesday evening. That place/time is scheduled for
>         C programming (and assembler, per interest) on Linux.
>         
>            As to books, that depends on your experience. If you
>         have little or no programming experience, then Stephen
>         Kochan's ANSI C is probably the best book--it is not
>         complete but it's a really well written intro to the
>         language. Also Steven Prata (C Primer Plus) and Robert
>         LaFore (I forget the title) have very good books for
>         people just getting into C.
>         
>            One of the best books for those who are serious was
>         put out by MIX publishing. It claims it's written for
>         intermediate level students, but those must be some smart
>         and/or determined intermediates. It's divided into two
>         sections, tutorials and reference. Both sections have
>         lots and lots of examples, and to have example code for
>         each library function is rare in a book.
>            I donated a couple of copies to the library. I'm
>         afraid that some pinhead threw them out because they're
>         written for MS-DOS. That they're written for MS-DOS has
>         nothing to do with their value. It's the explanations and
>         example code that's valuable.
>         
>            The K&R book has two editions: you probably have the
>         ANSI C edition; check to be sure, as the older edition is
>         pre-ANSI spec and in a few ways will throw you off.
>         
>            There is a huge number of tutorials on the internet.
>         It takes time to sort through those that make sense to you.
>         I have links to some that I like. Wikipedia has very good
>         info on C programming.
>         
>         
>         
>         
>         
>         
>         On Thu, 2012-03-08 at 07:01 -0800, Robert Chu wrote:
>         > Good morning Noisebridge Community,
>         >
>         >
>         > I have decided to start learning C programming and was
>         wondering if
>         > anybody could give me good recommendations on: books,
>         videos, talks,
>         > papers, etc. So far I am studying from the book Sam's Teach
>         Yourself C
>         > in 21 Days Sixth Edition.
>         >
>         >
>         > All resource recommendations are greatly appreciated, and
>         most likely
>         > would be a catalyst to my learning.
>         >
>         >
>         > Cheers
>         > Rayc
>         
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