[Noisebridge-discuss] Recommendations for learning C?

jim jim at well.com
Fri Mar 9 15:20:41 PST 2012


how's your assembler on *nix? 



On Fri, 2012-03-09 at 14:35 -0700, bandit wrote:
> I happen to be a C expert (30+ years, well over a million LOC as a guess).
> I am glad to answer C questions when I am at NB on Saturdays.
> (I am the guy with one hand.)
> 
> I recommend "Learn C in 21 days" over the white book.
> The white book (K&R 2) is the absolute best piece of tech writing I have
> ever seen,
> but for a beginner, "21 days" is better - it breaks the pieces down better.
> 
> ... bandit
> 
> 
> >
> >
> >     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
> >>
> >>         > _______________________________________________
> >>         > Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> >>         > Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> >>         >
> >>         https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> >> Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> >> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 




More information about the Noisebridge-discuss mailing list