[hcs-d] book for learning C

Jeremy Hoon jeremy.d.hoon at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 11:20:42 EST 2010


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On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 4:25 AM, Ivan Krstić
<krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2010, at 8:27 PM, Robert Nishihara wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend a good text for learning C?
>
> Steve Summit, who maintains the invaluable C FAQ at <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq.top.html>, also wrote up standalone class notes meant for people learning C:
>
>    <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/cclass/notes/top.html>
>
> I've heard from several folks that they're very good.
>
>> Or does anyone know of a better way to learn C on your own than using a book?
>
> Read something short and start reading and writing actual code as soon as possible. C is like sex: reading about it can help you understand the mechanics, but after that, it's all about practice.
>
> Cheers,
>
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