Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By Salem

Should I Read K&R Just After a College Course in C?

This is a discussion on Should I Read K&R Just After a College Course in C? within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I finished a college course in C, and another in Unix Systems Programming. The book used was Kochan's Programming in ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    Should I Read K&R Just After a College Course in C?

    I finished a college course in C, and another in Unix Systems Programming. The book used was Kochan's Programming in C 3rd ed. We used Molay's for the Unix Systems Programming Course. I am tempted to now tackle K&R to deepen my understanding of the language. Theoretically I should already know all the material in it, but I still feel like I would benefit from going through it including doing the exercises.

    Any thoughts, input, or feedback?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    and the hat of wrongness Salem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    The edge of the known universe
    Posts
    32,452
    That's a good idea - especially the exercises.

    Whilst K&R isn't especially suitable as a "first" C book (especially if you've never programmed before), it is an excellent "last" C book. It's a relatively small book (as programming books go). It explains all you need without a lot of fluff, and gets right to the point.

    It is simply the best reference book on C to carry around with you.
    sfryett and phantomotap like this.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    8,868
    Oh yeah! #1.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Should I go to a state college and be 20k in debt, or a private college and be 90k in
    By Terrance in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-10-2003, 08:22 PM
  2. Which college should I go to?
    By Terrance in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-13-2003, 10:06 PM
  3. College or No College :: Future
    By kuphryn in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-25-2002, 03:48 PM
  4. college
    By doubleanti in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 08-01-2002, 09:21 AM
  5. How many of you are in college?
    By Fool in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-14-2001, 08:21 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21