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We shall C

Posted 01-22-2010 at 07:52 AM by brianL

I mentioned in my first blog entry that it was programming that spurred my rather late in life interest in computing. Well, how much have I learned, in any language, since then? Next to nothing. I keep getting diverted. There's so much to learn using Linux, as soon as I start on one thing, something else grabs my attention.
Anyway, I'm finally going to put some effort into learning a language. Forcing myself to concentrate on one: C. So I've bought, via Amazon, these three books:

The C Programming Language -B.W.Kernighan & D.M.Ritchie

C Programming: A Modern Approach - K.N.King

Linux System Programming - R.Love

Those should keep me out of mischief for a while.
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    I think I'll start with King's book, it looks more user-friendly.
    Posted 01-22-2010 at 07:54 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    C & asm FTW! =)
    Posted 01-22-2010 at 09:28 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    You keep getting diverted because you keep having to solve dependencies. Things would go more smoothly should you use a Linux distribution other than Suckware.
    Posted 01-25-2010 at 10:33 AM by carbonfiber carbonfiber is offline
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    Solve dependencies? What does that mean? Is there some mystery about them that you don't understand?
    Posted 01-25-2010 at 05:41 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    ++ i don't need some extremely smart tool do that for me: i love to track it myself. tracking dependencies is of course not a mystery but a clear thing, especially knowing that most sources come with good config util, helping you to find out what's missing and get it.
    And yes, carbonfiber if you don't like some distro, some app, etc, you are free to leave your review on distro reviews @ LQ, or official sites, and don't tell your opinion everywhere to everyone.
    Posted 01-26-2010 at 01:17 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    carbonfiber obviously hasn't a clue about running Slackware.
    Posted 01-26-2010 at 05:48 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    It was obviously a joke, but if this is the way you wish to handle it, fine:

    Web31337: with a nickname like that, why wouldn't I listen to you? I am free to leave my review on distro reviews and I'm also free to share my opinions here. If you don't like it: go ahead and try to stop me.

    brianL: I thought you had a sense of humor, I was wrong.
    Posted 01-28-2010 at 01:12 AM by carbonfiber carbonfiber is offline
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    Oh... Then I assume this is a joke too, anyways, yeah, no one is required to listen to what others say, neither do you and neither do I
    Posted 01-28-2010 at 02:45 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    brianL: I thought you had a sense of humor, I was wrong.
    No, you were right, I have a sense of humour. Here's a nice smiley to prove it:
    Posted 01-28-2010 at 03:53 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    BTW, when you've gotten some experience with C, you should really give K&R another shot. It's a great book, I trust you have the 2nd edition?
    Posted 01-31-2010 at 05:45 AM by carbonfiber carbonfiber is offline
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    Yes, it is the 2nd edition.
    Oh, nearly forgot:
    Posted 01-31-2010 at 07:30 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Slackware is the best.
    Posted 01-31-2010 at 07:36 AM by carbonfiber carbonfiber is offline
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    It certainly is. It's the best for me - out of the distros I've tried, anyway.
    Posted 01-31-2010 at 02:28 PM by brianL brianL is offline


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