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C Programming Language (2nd Edition) (original 1988; edition 1988)

by Brian W. Kernighan (Author), Dennis M. Ritchie (Author)

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Title:C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
Authors:Brian W. Kernighan (Author)
Other authors:Dennis M. Ritchie (Author)
Info:Prentice Hall (1988), Edition: 2, Paperback, 274 pages
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The C Programming Language (2nd Edition) by Brian W. Kernighan (Author) (1988)


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After you have learn a little bit about C and feel somewhat comfortable, get this book. It will be the only book about C you will need on your shelf. ( )
  ManuelCaveira | May 18, 2014 |
I literally stood in line outside a bookstore, waiting for them to open, so that I could buy this book. I love the blurb on the back, referring to the first edition (aka K&R C):

The first edition of this classic book will remain in print as the original definition of the C programming language. It will remain in print until compilers based on the final ANSI Standard for C become universally available to the C programming community.

Wonder what year that finally happened?

Before I forget, in addition to writing one of the most important computer language books out there, Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie are fine and decent human beings (RIP, Dennis M. Ritchie). ( )
  Lyndatrue | Jan 17, 2014 |
-horrible language, C, no soul, undocumentable, but popular
-this book makes C as clear as possible, the best reference available
-at least it is short
-it helped me make a living as a programmer ( )
  mykl-s | Aug 28, 2013 |
If you haven't read this book you shouldn't be programming in C. ( )
  wweisser | Jul 6, 2013 |
Considered the bible of modern C-programming, or at the very least, a major epistle, The C Programming Language, commonly called “K&R” for the guys who wrote it, is one of the most indispensable books for anybody looking to learn just about any modern programming language.

The C Programming Language, here in its second edition, feature a new look at C, including the previously updated ANSI standards that were as yet undefined in the first edition’s printing.

While this book doesn’t offer much outside the scope of programming, it is a simple, straightforward introduction to C, including all of C’s strengths as a programming language.

If you are interested in getting your feet wet with programming, or dabbling in one of the most widespread languages, I suggest you check out this book if you don’t already have it on your shelf. ( )
  aethercowboy | Jan 9, 2013 |
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Kernighan, Brian W.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ritchie, Dennis M.Authormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Janich, ErnstTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schreiner, Axel-TobiasÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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Introduces the features of the C programming language, discusses data types, variables, operators, control flow, functions, pointers, arrays, and structures, and looks at the UNIX system interface.

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