Mentor for C self study wanted
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Thu Oct 25 09:06:26 PDT 2007
Erik Trulsson wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > By the way, I recommend you get a copy of the C standard
> > and use it for reference. You can buy a digital copy (PDF)
> > at http://webstore.ansi.org/ (Search for "9899-1999"),
> > it's $30. Alternatively ask Google for "C99 draft" to get
> > a free copy of a draft of the standard, which isn't very
> > different from the final standard.
> > You can also buy a hardcopy of the standard (i.e. a book),
> > but it was ~ $300 last time I looked.
> That may be the price if you order a paper copy directly from ANSI/ISO,
> but the C standard has also been published as a regular book
> (ISBN 978-0-470-84573-8) which is not quite so expensive.
OK, I didn't know about that one. Personally I chose to
order the PDF copy (which was $15 a few years ago, IIRC,
now it's $30) after working for some time with the free
> For a beginner the standard itself is probably a bit too heavy-going.
Right, it's certainly not suitable as a tutorial or as an
introduction for a beginner. But it's useful as a reference
when you need to know the official details about a certain
part of the language (e.g. where do sequence points occur,
> The book usually recommended is 'The C programming language, Second edition'
> by Kernighan and Ritchie. ( http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/cbook/ )
Absolutely. (I just didn't mention it before because
obviously Harald already has a beginner's book on the
C programming language.)
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