[Noisebridge-discuss] Recommendations for learning C?

jim jim at well.com
Thu Mar 8 13:01:51 PST 2012



    I believe the Kochan book is  there, too, and 
I recall the Prata book (C Primer Plus). 



On Thu, 2012-03-08 at 14:54 -0600, Liz Henry wrote:
> Hey Robert,
> 
> I'm pretty sure we have a couple of copies of Kernighan and Ritchie in 
> the NB library. It's a thin white book... is it not in on the shelves of 
> C books?
> 
> - Liz
> 
> 
> On 3/8/12 2:03 PM, 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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