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An indisputably classic computing text, Kernighan and Ritchie's The C Programming Language, 2nd Edition, is the standard reference for learning and using ANSI C. Written by the co-inventors of C, this concise tutorial has a well-deserved reputation for clarity and precision as it defines one of the most successful programming languages of all time. It's an essential reference, which will be useful for beginners and experienced programmers alike.
This masterful tour of C features concentrates on essential programming constructs, from the basics--such as data types, variables, operators and flow control--to more advanced topics. Short, effective programming samples are the rule here. (Many samples work with strings and text files). Along the way, the authors don't shy away from the thornier C topics. For example, when discussing pointers, they look at pointers to pointers and even pointers to functions. Later in the book, they offer useful code for a flexible memory allocation scheme and a binary tree. The text concludes with the formal specification for C and a compact listing of the functions in the C standard header files.
C is still a great first programming language, and its influence is felt in Java and C++, both of which support many programming constructs based on C, while adding support for objects. The C Programming Language is still an excellent reference to one of our most successful and efficient programming languages. It's a book that deserves a place on the bookshelf of any C/C++ developer, regardless of your experience with the language. --Richard Dragan, Amazon.com
This second editon describes C as defined by the ANSI standard. This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C. The book assumes some familiarity with basic programming concepts like variables, assignment statements, loops, and functions. A novice programmer should be able to read along and pick up the language.See all Product Description
Teaches the basics well and is excellent for reference if you just forgot something and need a quick reminder. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mohammad
Saved me a couple times for key-words in my Software Development class.Published 15 months ago by Neptunian
My professors swear by this book and recommend it to all their students.Published 16 months ago by Edward
Great book if you already know the basics! It is very in depth and great for the hobbiest or student who wants or needs to learn the c language. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lynne Kuzie
This book is well written and easy to follow with examples.
If you want to know if you can do something in C, it's a quick look. Read more
This book is a classic explanation of the C language from the top brass themselves. This book was bought as a decorative piece and these days is good for that purpose only. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2013 by elginblatherford