Minimal skills

Donald Wilde dwilde1 at
Thu Jun 4 21:15:46 UTC 2020

On 6/4/20, Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley at> wrote:
>>Writing good documentation is both an art and a science.    But, the
> author must first understand the language of the subject.    The common
> language of FreeBSD and CS/E is C.
>>The canonical C book is:
>>Once you can read C, then you will be able to read the canonical FreeBSD
> book:


> The link you sent me for the c programming language is from 1988. Wouldn't
> it be better to use a newer study book? Should I look for something newer?

Actually, besides being THE go-to reference on C, it's the
best-written C book out there and the most elegant presentation of the
basic concepts. I have a bunch. While the bits and pieces AROUND C
have evolved, C itself really hasn't. I prefer the K&R braces over
GNU, myself, even though most of the 'NIX world is tilting towards the
GNU landslide.

Thank you for interspersing your comments as I asked, Brandon. You
have shown the whole Project that you can learn and WILCO without
complaint! Good coder, GOOD! <wink> :D
Don Wilde
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