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The Standard C Library Paperback – July 11, 1992

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ISBN-13: 978-0131315099 ISBN-10: 0131315099 Edition: 1st

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This is the first comprehensive treatment of ANSI and ISO standards for the C Library. Written by a world renowned author on the C programming language and the head of the ANSI committee that standardized the C Library, this new guide contains the complete code of the Standard C Library and includes practical advice on using all 15 headers. All C programmers will benefit from the book's focus on the concepts, design issues, and trade-offs associated with library building; using this book, programmers will make the best use of the C Library and will learn to build programs with maximum portability and reusability.

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Prentice Hall's most important C programming title in years. A companion volume to Kernighan & Ritchie's C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE. A collection of reusable functions (code for building data structures, code for performing math functions and scientific calculations, etc.) which will save C programmers time and money especially when working on large programming projects. The C Library is part of the ANSI (American National Standard Institute) for the C Language. This new book contains the complete code for the library. It covers elements of the library with which even the most experienced C programmers are not familiar such as internationalization (the ability to write programs that can adapt to different cultural locales, for example, using the C library, programmers can write software that manipulates large character sets such as Kanji). Structured like the Standard C Library, it contains 15 headers declaring or defining all of the names in the library. A separate chapter covers each header, including excerpts from relevant portions of the C Standard showing all codes needed to implement each portion of the library and explaining why it is necessary. The book teaches readers the concepts and design issues associated with library building. Using this book, programemrs will be less likely to re-code something that already exists in a given program. Plauger is one of the world's leading experts on C and the C Library.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (July 11, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131315099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131315099
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 13, 1997
Format: Paperback
P.J. Plauger was operating at full-tilt when he wrote this excellent guide to the implementation and use of the C library. In particular, his treament (and history) of <stdio.h> is outstanding. Unfortunately, the Plauger of recent history is apparently being held captive by Microsoft. His "C/C++ User's Journal" is brimming with non-portable Windows topics of little value to those interested in Standard C and, of course, the Unix platform...where C began. Plauger has apparently forgotten the roots of the C programming language. Nonetheless, this is among the five "must have" books for the serious C programmer
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By C. Chartier on August 13, 2008
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When I bought this book, in college, I really didn't understand it. It didn't really give me much information, just had a bunch of code from the C standard libraries in it.

I picked it back up a few years after I started working in the real world and now had enough experience to realize what a gem this thing was. It basically implements (full source code) all the standard libraries. It let's you see how things work on the inside. It shows structs and accessible items that you may otherwise not even know it exists.

The best part is the source for standard library functions. This is a super handy gem if you are doing embedded code that doesn't have OS support. It was a wonderful help to me that let me write a few of the standard C functions that were handy to use when in an embedded environment where those functions weren't available. Many of these I could have done myself, but only with much though, time and testing. From here its virtually free.

This is a MUST HAVE book to any hard core C/C++ developer.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 22, 2000
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This outstanding book integrates three treatments of the Standard C library: The straight text from the standard, a commentary, and a prototype implementation. All of these show Plauger at his best.
Even though the implementation does not always look elegant (and unfortunately is not open source), it provides a high quality implementation of each aspect of the standard and is extremely instructive (I found the stdio formatting code and the math routines particularly interesting).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jos van Roosmalen on October 22, 2005
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First of all (also metioned by other reviewers), the layout of this book is horror. Everything is printed behind each other (not very much whitespace).

This book is a nice reference, but maybe you can better use Internet nowadays.

What make this book really nice, is that it offers implementations for the standard C library. So if you're looking for a implementation for sqrt/sin/tan/printf/etc. you will find it in this book. This is a really nice way to get some insight how an implementation of a Standard C Library could work.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2000
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Reference book for the C standard library which defines things like <signal.h>, <stdarg.h> etc. Every chapter deals with one C header file. It contains a lot of explanations, some extracts from the standard and examples. One cannot possibly program in C without this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tony P. on June 23, 2009
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The Standard C Library has been an industry reference for real-time operation since it was introduced. Through many versions (K&R, ANSI, etc.) and revisions it has remained THE go-to book when you need to know how a standard library function works. Recommended for anyone using C, C++, C# etc. when you want to know how it REALLY works... and will remain a classic.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Anthony J. Wheeler on January 31, 2003
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If you are looking for a reference to the standard library, this is it. There is a chapter for each header. Each chapter details all functions that are available and how to implement them. The book is about 500 pages, but all chapters are useful. You won't find any fluff in here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Norman W on December 2, 2013
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This a great book and should be in every C programmers library. I bought a new copy of this book from Amazon and promptly sent it straight back to them because the binding and print quality were of very poor quality. I am sure what I received was a 'print-on-demand' copy. I sent back the expensive 'new' book and reordered some time later a good used copy for a fraction of the price.
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