- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (April 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131103628
- ISBN-13: 978-0131103627
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 671 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Just about every C programmer I respect learned C from this book. Unlike many of the 1,000 page doorstops stuffed with CD-ROMs that have become popular, this volume is concise and powerful (if somewhat dangerous) -- like C itself. And it was written by Kernighan himself. Need we say more?
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This second editon describes C as defined by the ANSI standard. This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C. The book assumes some familiarity with basic programming concepts like variables, assignment statements, loops, and functions. A novice programmer should be able to read along and pick up the language.
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Very good for anyone - beginner or expert.
If you are planning to work on C then must buy.
I have international version, us version (I don't know why two...but have to buy other when first one was not accessible). I also have Kindle edition...which I use the most now.
I purchased this to replace my original copy which had been lost over the years. (I've been developing with C since 1983.)
The extra content is nice to have.
If I have a complaint it's that the printing quality suffered. It appears the printer did not properly take recycled paper into consideration when deciding which ink to use. Print quality suffers as a result.
Otherwise, it's good to have it back in my library. It's been a while since I needed to use some of C's exotic features but I was quickly able to find the reference and syntax in the book..
This is definitely one of those reference books to keep handly on the shelf but in front of your other exotic language references (Fortran, ALGOL, COBOL, APL, etc) haha