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Can anyone confirm that the online versions of K&R are legal?
They're definitely not. This can be confirmed by visiting the book's homepage (http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/cbook/), the homepages of its two authors, and its publisher's homepage, none of which list a free copy.
I used a previous edition from the LIBRARY and worked through it. Very good but quite a lot of problems, especially with the book(publisher's fault), that were fixed in 5th edition. I waited for the 5th edition because it is updated with ANSI/ISO standard, C99. The 5th isn't perfect either but I've never seen a better one.
Another vote for the Prata book. And yes, the typos are annoying. I would not recommend K&R as an introductory book. C has undergone multiple revisions since then. I believe that the int main () sample someone posted before is just one example: c99 would have int main (void) instead.
Come on guys....
The person wanna make program concern Linux not windows.
I understand that. ONE reason the 5th edition of c Primer Plus is my choice is because it contains information about applications using Linux OS. Of many, very many, c books I researched it is the ONLY one that is comprehensive(i.e., has c99 info et more) and includes Linux & therefore even some GCC info) information when appropriate(not a lot - GCC changes too fast).
Get the book from library and see for yourself. It has been translated into many languages (but I only know about the English version).