- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 30, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596004362
- ISBN-13: 978-0596004361
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.3 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,090 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's by no means intended to teach someone new to C, but it's also not advertised as doing so. If you want to jump into C with no programming history, keep this in the back of your mind for later, but look for a different book.
This book is perfect, and I'm of the opinion now that I'm going to stick to pocket references for everything but the most alien of subjects. I don't need history, and I don't need step-by-step instructions for installing a compiler/system on my workstation or witty stories about how the author used <insert topic> while he was in college and the horrible results that you're supposed to learn from. Thank you O'Reilly for putting this together.
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
Claude E. Cundiff
President of Cundiff Group, llc
which are often discussed inadequately in textbooks - the
contrasting scopes of variables in blocks, functions and files, and the
automatic search for prototypes and definitions by the compiler. Does not cover C11.