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Old 12-21-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Good C Programming Documention


Hi

I am looking for either good book, or some good documentation on the C language.

I don't need any information on associated libraries, bar the most basics ones such as stdio.h.

I already know a fair bit about computer progamming, and I have done a lot of PHP scripting, and some basic.

Jamie
 
Old 12-21-2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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C Primer Plus
Author: Stephen Prata
Published by SAMS
 
Old 12-21-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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Quick reply!

Thanks for that, will have a look at that.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 02:10 PM   #4
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This site has a lot of on line books. Either click the "programming" link on the left or scroll down to "C, C++ and C# Programming Books".

I know that you said you wanted info on C, but I highly recommend Bruce Eckel's books "Thinking in C++".

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Old 12-22-2008, 05:14 AM   #5
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I may we'll check out that book as well. I don't think knowing c++ as well would be a bad thing.

I got a friend who's shown some C++, and I can see some object orientated knowledge coming in handy.

Jamie
 
Old 12-22-2008, 06:20 AM   #6
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You cannot effectively learn oo programming from a reference book.
 
Old 12-22-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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You cannot effectively learn oo programming from a reference book.
Were we talking specifically about **reference** books??

I learned a LOT about OOP from my beginning Python book:
http://oreilly.com/catalog/978059651...earning+Python

This aside, I would learn C before attempting to learn C++.

Perhaps a bit more controversial, I would learn C before learning any other languages**.



**Except maybe Bash---But then Bash is not really a computer language---it's more like a secret code.......
 
Old 12-22-2008, 05:56 PM   #8
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Personally i would recommend python or java as a first language. C can be somewhat complex for a beginner, but as this guy isn't a beginner evidently, he may do fine, c++ even more so. Its easy to make a memory leaking, crashing, unstable program in c/c++, without even meaning too. Java's built in garbage collection and heap management make it ideal as a first language to make tight programs. It is very bloated, but will also make sure your calculator program isn't eating 4gb of ram after being open for 2 hrs...lol

peace
 
Old 12-22-2008, 07:08 PM   #9
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This is a very good book for learning C: http://www.amazon.com/Book-C-Program...9994230&sr=1-1
Also, the classic http://www.amazon.com/Programming-La.../dp/0131103628
 
Old 12-24-2008, 05:48 AM   #10
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I have to say, I am no fan of java vm, as it is I find so slow.

I already a copy of primer plus, I can certainly see though why I couldn't learn OO from a book, having done OO in PHP which I know will be more basic than C++

I will also have a look at those books on amazon as well. I may also look for some previews on Google Books before I buy.

I also agree with pixellany about learning C first, I really regret learning BASIC first, its made learning C a lot difficult I am findingM

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