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Fri Jun 5 00:57:03 UTC 2020
On Thu, 4 Jun 2020 20:39:24 -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
> David Christensen writes:
> > >> The canonical C book is:
> > >> https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/program/Kernighan-C-Programming-Language-2nd-Edition/PGM54487.html
> > On 2020-06-04 14:02, Brandon helsley wrote:
> > > 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?
> > AFAIK C has not changed (?)
> This is not the case; the latest revision of which I am aware is
> the 2018 Standard (which is the 2011 Standard with bug fixes).
> > and K&R 2e is still the standard text:
> There's a reason this is still _the_ "Start here." book.
It's also worth noting that C from different eras is present in
the FreeBSD code base. While "man 9 style" is mostly followed,
the capabilities of the evolving C standard can be different,
and compiler options might force a specific standard, so assuming
that "I pick the latest and it will always work everywhere with
any compiler" is false. :-)
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