- Series: Osborne Complete Reference Series
- Paperback: 805 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 4 edition (May 17, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0072121246
- ISBN-13: 978-0072121247
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 92 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
C: The Complete Reference, 4th Ed. 4th Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Overall, this is still one of my favorite C books. -- Scott McMahan, UNIXReview.com, July 10, 2000
From the Back Cover
The Ultimate Resource on C―Thoroughly Updated for the New C Standard.
A new ANSI/ISO standard for C, called C99, has been recently adopted and Herb Schildt, the world's leading programming author, has updated and expanded his best-selling reference on C to cover it. Whether you are a beginning C programmer or a seasoned pro, the answers to all your C questions can be found in this one-stop resource. In this authoritative guide, Schildt details the C language, its libraries, and applications, providing insider tips, hundreds of examples, and expertly crafted explanations. As a special bonus, the book concludes by developing a C interpreter, which you can use as-is or expand on your own! And just as you'd expect, everything is presented in the clear, concise, uncompromising style that has made Herb the choice of millions.
Inside you'll find:
- Comprehensive coverage of the C language, including both C89 (the original version of C) and the new features added by C99
- Detailed explanations of each keyword, data type, and operator
- In-depth discussions of pointers, disk I/O, and dynamic allocation
- Complete descriptions of the entire C function library
- Descriptions of the new features added by C99, such as restricted pointers, Boolean and complex data types, the inline keyword, variable-length arrays, and the long data types
- Real-world algorithms and applications, such as stacks, queues, trees, sparse arrays, and sorting. You'll even learn about Al-based searching techniques
- Tips on working efficiently in the C programming environment
- Advice on porting and debugging
- Complete source code for a C interpreter that you can use as-is enhance to fit your needs
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
on a linux laptop using GNU gcc and i learned a great deal. this book will be on my shelf for the rest of my engineering career.
almost all the coding examples worked. this book is totally self contained. the best part of any software tutorial study. all you need is a C compiler and text editor.
you don't need a bunch of fancy downloads.
i wish all coding books were written this way.
I wanted to be reminded of how to use variable numbers of parameters for macro defines. Forget whether this is a good idea. It's a language feature and I want to know how it works.
#define with parameters is handled in one paragraph which doesn't even include the possibility of multiple parameters, let alone any details. Given this, I was curious to see if there was any discussion of the continuation-line functionality in the preprocessor. Nope. Not there.
I'm sure this is a wonderful c++ primer as the other reviews indicate. My spot check demonstrates that this is in no way a complete reference.
Even if you don't like a coding style, completeness allows you to read the code of others.
So I'm out $28 bucks and my question isn't answered. oh well.