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This is a very different book on the C language! In an easy, conversational style, Peter van der Linden, of Sun's compiler and OS kernel group, presents dozens of astonishing examples drawn from practical experience, including:
Expert C Programming reveals the coding techniques used by the best C programmers. It relates C to other languages, and includes an introduction to C++ that can be understood by an programmer without weeks of mind-bending study. Covering both the IBM PC and UNIX systems, it is an entertaining and educational romp through C showing how experts really use it. Expert C Programming is a must read for anyone who wants to learn more about the implementation, practical use, and folklore of C.
"Not just clearly written, but fun to read. The tone and style of this text should make this a popular book with professional programmers. However, the tone of this book will make it very popular with undergraduates. Appendix A alone would make the purchase of this book a must. It's filled with great advice."
Professor Jack Beidler, Chairman, Department of Computer Science, University of Scranton
"So that's why extern char *cp isn't the same as extern char cp. I knew that it didn't work despite their superficial equivalence, but I didn't know why. I also love the job interview test questions on C."
David S. Platt, Rolling Thunder Computing
"In Expert C Programming, Peter van der Linden combines C language expertise and a subtle sense of humor to deliver a C programming book that stands out from the pack. In a genre too often known for windy, lifeless prose, van der Linden's crisp language, tongue-in-cheek attitude, and real-world examples engage and instruct."
John Barry, author of Sunburst, Technobabble, and other books
This is a great read. It's like a collection of wise words from the most experienced C gurus.Published 10 days ago by Dominic Gomez
I haven't used C intensively for quite a while, I have mostly been using Java/C++ in my previous projects. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stella
This is a true aficionado's delight! From the dumb pun on the front cover (PI) to the hilarious anecdotes to the meaty discussions on compiler design, this is a must-read for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mr Davies
I've put this book #9 in my Top 100 Programming, Computer and Science books list:
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Unfortunately a lot of the info in this book is outdated, but I still find myself reading through it now and then because I love the way he writes. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brian
1 star for the kindle edition. If you buy this book, buy the hardcover. In the kindle edition the formatting for some of the code is screwed up making some of the examples useless.Published 14 months ago by David H.
This is a loosely organized collection of historical anecdotes, comments about C culture, and C language gotchas. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Scanf