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Re: [SLUG] Another literature question
- To: Stuart Cooper <stucoope@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Another literature question
- From: Matthew Dalton <matthewd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Oct 27 16:27:50 2000
- Cc: Aaron Binns <abinns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Stuart Cooper wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 02:42:32PM +1000, Aaron Binns wrote:
> > Basically Id prefer something which makes it easy to learn rather
> > than throws heaps of detail at you since it will be mostly in my own
> > time.
> "The C Programming Language" 2nd edition by Kernighan & Ritchie, Prentice Hall
> "Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment" by W. Richard Stevens, Addison
> Wesley- this is especially good on the HP-UX/AIX/DEC/SunOS front.
> "Expert C Programming- Deep C secrets" by Peter Van Der Linden,
> SunSoft/Prentice Hall is quite fun also.
These all sound like very dry reading. Not at all something that makes C
easy to learn.
> There are other good books on C and related programming fields- compiler
> design, algorithms and data structures for example.
Lets just learn the basics first.
> If you see a book that mentions accomplishing the learning of C or any
> other technology in a particular timeframe (24 hours, a weekend, 12
> easy lessons) it is safe to ignore that book.
I disagree. At least those books give you small sections at a time, and
are paced, rather than trying to shovel as much detail as they can.
My advice is to go to your nearest book shop and take a look at what's
on offer. If you're *real* lucky, your local library might even have a
book or two.