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C Pocket Reference Paperback – November 27, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0596004361 ISBN-10: 0596004362 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596004362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596004361
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peter Prinz specializes in developing software and in teaching Assembler, C/C++/C#, Java, Windows (MFC), and UNIX system programming. As the chief developer and cofounder of an IT company, Peter has gained extensive experience in software development for computer telephony. As a seminar leader and key course developer at a professional consulting and training company he has taught courses to thousands of software developers. Peter is the co-author with his wife Ulla of several other books on software development in C/C++. More recent projects include "A Complete Guide to Programming in C++" (Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2002). Peter currently resides in Munich, Germany, with Ulla and their two children: Vivi and Jeany. He may be contacted by email at prinz_peter@t-online.de


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It is well organized and concise, it explains and gives you examples.
Tony Hollander
You need some C experience to follow it, but it is not to demanding if you know a little C it is a good supplement to the book you are learning C with.
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Everything is concise and well organized allowing for quick search/retrieval.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Tony Hollander on December 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
True to its name, this book packs a lot of information in a pocket size package: a solid language description, a quick reference to the C standard library covering C99 and, last but not least, an extensive index. It is well organized and concise, it explains and gives you examples. If you are a newbie to C programming looking for a tutorial, keep your hands off. If you have grasped some basics of C programming, get it and use it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Taylor on September 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
I recently started using C again for the first time in over a decade, and I found that I needed to relearn it. I still have all the standard texts, including the K&R (Kernighan & Ritchie), the Kochan, and the Prata, but I needed a concise, quick reference to refresh my knowledge of syntax and usage.

This book fit the bill perfectly. It is to quick references what the K&R is to primers, a succinct text which clearly illuminates the subject without excess verbiage or other distractions.

This compact guide is not a beginner's tutorial, and is not intended to teach you the intricacies of programming in C. For this purpose there are 1000 page tomes that will do the job laudably. Even the K&R can be a useful primer for the highly motivated beginner.

However, as a condensed language reference this book provides a clear description of both the C language and the C standard library. The text, though short, is complete, and fully covers the syntax of the language and the usage of its elements. Additionally, there is a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index, which both simplify searching.

As a handy reference for both experienced and beginning C programmers this book excels, and I therefore give it my unqualified recommendation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Rounds on May 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
I am a computer Science Student and the one book that I take to every class is this book. It is the perfect book for quick lookup I would recomend it to anyone
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Piotr Marcinkiewicz on February 9, 2013
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I love it because this book helped me with winning job in 2008. I was laid off and have been looking for new job and this book helped me with refreshing my knowledge about C language, which I learned in university 20 years ago. I was great at job interviews so I get good job.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Johnson on February 23, 2005
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This is a great book, for the size of the book it is packed full of

C. It also covers alot of C99.
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By Taranome on August 21, 2014
Format: Paperback
Small and compact but full of information. This is a handy companion for someone who is already an experienced C programmer. I doubt you could learn programming from it, but as a reference, it's just what I needed. The information is accurate, well organized, and complete. I got it to use for quick look-ups in place of the text I used when I was learning--it's just right for that use.
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I never fail to find exactly what I'm looking for with this book along with very clear and easy instructions.
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I like to get information from a lot of different sources on the same subject. Sometimes one book makes a great point that others have either left out or didn't explain so well.
So, for me, I deem my better books as those I get the most answers from after this hunt for the truth.

I would strongly suggest anyone who really wants to learn this material should have a copy, maybe multiple copies! The price is awesome.. far undervalued in my opinion.

Plus...it's got a cow on the cover...that's the REAL reason we're buying this book right? lol

Happy Developing!

Claude E. Cundiff
President of Cundiff Group, llc
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