The C Programming Language

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Prentice-Hall, 1978 - C (Computer program language). - 228 pages
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Known as the bible of C, this classic bestseller introduces the C programming language and illustrates algorithms, data structures, and programming techniques.

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The main feature of this book is the writing style. - Flipkart
Also a good reference guide for experienced. - Flipkart
I strongly advice you to stop learning from this book. - Flipkart
Elegant writing style, concise, clear and informative. - Flipkart
But my advice is this is not for New-Bie's. - Flipkart
I bought this book from flipkart because of its writer. - Flipkart
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In the beginning man created computers and software.
And the software was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the programmer.
And Kernighan and Ritchie said, Let there be light
: and there was light.
Although biblical references are somewhat cliché when speaking of this book, the temptation is just impossible to resist: I consider the K&R to be the single most valuable book in my library. It may not be the most effective single reference for learning C (though it will do in a pinch), but used in tandem with a more contemporary text it will impart a strong understanding of the C language and procedural programming in general. In my first Computer Science class I often found myself turning to the K&R for a clear, concise, and logical explanation of concepts that my CS textbook did a poor job of explaining.
Furthermore, this book is a beautiful illustration of the principle of elegance in simplicity. From the way it uses only as many words as are necessary to illuminate a topic, to the way it presents simple solutions to problems and combines those simple solutions to solve more complex problems, to the way the code is written in a manner that is concise and easy to follow, this book serves as a model for good software engineering.
I highly recommend for anyone who does a significant amount of programming to spend some time with this book.
 

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Excellent only if you have prior experience with C-family languages and want a quick programmer-to-programmer introduction to C. It won't explain any programming concepts, but mainly concentrates on ... Read full review

Contents

A Tutorial Introduction
5
Types Operators and Expressions
33
Control Flow
51
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Brian Kernighan received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1969. He was in the Computing Science Research Center at Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2000 and now teaches in the Computer Science department at Princeton. He is the co-author of several computer science books, including THE C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE and THE UNIX PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT.

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