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It is the definitive reference guide, now in a second edition. Although the first edition was written init continues to be a worldwide best-seller. This second edition brings the classic original up to date to include the ANSI standard. We have tried to retain the brevity of the fir This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C. We have tried to retain the brevity of the first edition.
C is not a big language, and it is not well served by a big book. We have improved the exposition of critical features, such as pointers, that are central to C programming.
We have refined the original examples, and have added new examples in several chapters.
For instance, the treatment of complicated declarations is augmented by programs that convert declarations into words and vice versa. As before, all examples have been tested directly from the text, which is in machine-readable form.
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JManInPhoenix The books below have been helpful to me: See all 4 questions about The C Programming Language…. Lists with This Book. Dec 07, Nick Black rated it it was amazing Recommended to Nick by: Found myself rereading this the other day, after recommending Chapter 8 to a young engineer seeking the Truth behind malloc Also, when are we getting an update for C99?
Say what you will about C. I thought it close to perfect upon first grokkage back in that beatific summer of A year’s eager detour into Prolog advocacy made absolutely clear the walls of the logical paradigm.
The time was right to worship at Hindley and Milner’s altars, and much joy was had hacking away in SML and OCamL — still wonderful languages, to which I return when my code needn’t, say, read or write data.
But while my heart might pump pure computation, my ass rests firmly before the loom of systems programming; short-lived, sweaty, heavy-breathed infatuations with Haskell, Erlang, and most recently Scala have left indelible imprints, but only on a mind aimed like a missile at hacking UNIX applications on supercomputers–or whatever’s bigger.
I’ve recently developed a curmudgeonly fondness regarding FORTRAN, largely due to an absence of pointer-aliasing issues and thus massively simplified construction of optimizing compilers. This is more due to C99’s baroque restrict system than anything else, and of course an unsatisfiable impulse towards contrarianism.
And so I return always to C, not my first but certainly my most torrid and long-affected love.
It’s likely the only usable language I’ll ever have truly memorized in all its detail. I’ve dreamed in C too many nights to count — not about discussing C, or debugging C, or writing C, but being C code and interacting with other entities as God meant us to: It is an imperfect language.
Truth be told, it’s in ways not even an acceptable language. But I too am an imperfect vessel, and I’ve erected yet great castles lahguage the air, from air, creating — by exertion of the imagination — real tools and potent effects.
The greatest of these have shared one feature all: Each year a few new hackers come under my wing, and more often rltchie not it is my privilege to guide them through C’s finer points. Frustration and puzzlement give way to understanding of, say, array-pointer equivalence or userspace threading via sigaltstack 2 trampolines, and in their delighted faces I see a bit of my youth Millions of programmers around the world, thousands of epiphanies a second, synapses firing and recoiling prograning the trillion, transistors uncountable switching through forbidden zones from 0 to 1, all of them ordered by the principles cc out ritchle pages plus appendices.
He will be missed. Programig all 17 comments. If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Ritchie then separated the code fr If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Ritchie then separated the code from the bug. Feb 12, Manny rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you’re a geek, you have to prostrate yourself in the direction of Bell Labs whenever this book is mentioned.
I’m not really a geek, so it’s optional.
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Well, perhaps I’d better do it anyway. Oct 18, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: For evolution of the planet earth and our modern understanding of biology, programinf was Darwin’s Origin of the Species. What language are most libraries on most operating systems written in if not assembler? The book is the raging hardon that spawned the last 40 some-odd years of quantum leaps in computer science and changed humanity forever? This book is highly readable ok a bit dry but did you try reading Darwin or Newton?
They are longer and dryer believe you me! If you want to geek out on just one programinh then this is the one. RIP Ritchie and long live Kernigan! Feb 04, Dominik rated it it was ok Shelves: Certainly a book hyped by many folks, calling it the to read when learning C. Well, in reality it’s just that, hyped. There is no objective reason why this book is a must-read or good at all. Sure, it does cover the important aspects of C, but it’s very shallow, never going into details.
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The C Programming Language, Second Edition
Mar 25, P Doerr lulz rated it it was amazing. Starting with the basic “Hello World” program, this book covers everything of course, as the official guide to the language this is expected.
As any programmer worth his salt will tell you, C is one of the keernighan useful languages, and at least basic knowledge is mandatory. Dec 17, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this years ago when I was first taking C.
I don’t have this edition, but an earlier one. After wading through several other books, I kept coming back to this kerniggan as a reference while programming. Re-reads constantly found me more avenues to explore using their basics.
Aug 12, Jeffrey Rubard rated it it was amazing. The C Programming Languagerev.
As the language’s name “C” indicates it was not the first language to include block form that was Algol, a “committee” prototype language never used extensively in industry and modern control structures, but its centrality and ubiquity in programming projects up to the present day has meant that on You Say You Want to Learn to Program, Well, You’ve Got to Read This Book As the language’s name “C” indicates it was not the first language to include block form that was Algol, a “committee” prototype language never used extensively in industry and modern control structures, but its centrality and ubiquity in programming projects up to the present day has meant that one has to search far and wide to find a newer computer language that does not importantly incorporate elements from it.
One of C’s inventors, Dennis Ritchie, paired with Brian Kernighan to produce a slim introduction to programming in it and, by extension, programming in general ; the book has never been out of print since, and in fact has not been revised since the 2nd edition covering the ANSI standard for C in the late ’80s.
That being said, someone with dreams of “coding” circa absolutely cannot pass up the minimal effort necessary to study and comprehend this book; one will be able to “parse” seemingly-terse C programs after reading it, and one additionally gets a postage-stamp introduction to the Unix operating system the ancestor of Linux and macOS whose principles power the Internet. In reading it you not only learn the basics of C programming, but “absorb” an introduction to the style of thinking once known as “MIS”, the practical business of Informatik more concerned with quantifiable success than the big dreams we read about today.
Although there has been “price creep” for a basic trade paperback in recent years, it is still worth prohraming price if you want to be a computer professional. Jun 15, Christopher rated it it was amazing. Ok dudes, this is THE book. If you f to know how to program in C, the once and future language of all computing, you must buy this book.
If you want to learn how to really program you need to DO this book. You don’t read this book, you DO it! Thought I made a typo, huh? As a general rule, shorter books are better than those SAMS-type page tomes, teach you more, and are harder to write. When looking for a good technical book on any subject, make sure lsnguage try to find the small ones! Apr 16, Roy Vanegas rated it did not like it.
Regardless of the fact that the architect of the language kernoghan a co-author, this book is simply not a good book on discussing the ritcjie of C, a language replete with low-level details defining its behavior. Everything, including a discussion on sequence points and kernigghan effects, among other topics, is included in Peter Prinz’s and Tony Crawford’s C in a Nutshell, which is masterful in its coverage of the language.
Combine C in a Nutshell with Summit’s C Programming FAQs and you have the entire Regardless of the fact that the architect of the language is a co-author, this book is simply not a good book on discussing the intricacies of C, a language replete with low-level details defining its behavior. Aug 12, Barry rated it it was amazing Shelves: