Minimal skills

Kurt Hackenberg kh at
Fri Jun 5 03:00:00 UTC 2020

On 2020-06-04 17:02, Brandon helsley wrote:

>> The canonical C book is:
>    >
...> 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?

Yes, that book is over 30 years old. C itself, and Unix, were invented 
together about 1970. (FreeBSD is a version of Unix; Linux is a different 
version of Unix.)

That is a classic book about C, and still valuable, but no longer 
complete. There were some additions to the language in 1999, and a 
couple smaller changes since.

C is useful to know around Unix systems, and there's a lot of existing 
software in the world written in C, but it's not used all that much for 
new projects. I say this even though I've used C and Unix for a long time.

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