Good C book for newbie
I apologize if this question has been asked a billion times before; what C book would you guys recommend to teach oneself C. I know other programming languages including Delphi, assembler and such...but I need to refresh my syntax knowledge to get my **chars and char**'s right.
Well lots of people (including many people on this site) recommend "The C Programming Language" by Kernighan & Ritchie (universally known as "K&R"), though personally I learned C from "C How To Program" by Deitel & Deitel - though I don't know if that's still in print.
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I have "C++ How To Program" by Deitel & Deitel, and it's my favorite out of all my C++ books. If you can find the C version of this book, I'd recommend it. (The one I have is the latest 4th edition)
I just picked up Beginning C by Ivor Horton and from what I've read it is a great book. It covers everything very thoroughly but in an easy to read way. I picked it up because of his superb C++ book under the same publisher (WROX).
You should go for the "bible" i.e. R&K's "The C Programming Language". Straight from the horse's mouth.
K & R is better reference than tutorial. But nothing teaches you like experience. So pick some random goal and code it. Pick another goal.
Mastering Standard C by Rex Jaeschke is pretty simple to understand. Also, read alot of code and practice. Reading a syntax book won't help you understand anything.
"K & R is better reference than tutorial."
A second on the Deitel & Deitel text.
Chad R. Millen
I wouldn't call K&R a bible considering it's brevity.
Thanks for all the replies guys! I will check out the titles
I have had good success with K. N. King's _C Programming: A Modern Approach_. Lucid explanations and plenty of exercises.
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