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    Hi guys. I intend 2 teach myself programming. So i have collected all the books one needs in order to learn c++, all of them, no exception.
    But I've decided to learn c as well, so now, i wanna collect all the books needed in order to learn c.
    Can someone please tell me which books i need in order to completely learn c?
    I've already got the c programming language 2nd edition, c language reference manual 5th edition, n1570 standard for C and i dunno how, but somehow i've got this book titled the practice of programming.
    Can someone please help me?
    Please do not post tutorials, i you do not know what I need, please don't answer.
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    Oh, now I remember. You're the person to whom I gave this piece of advice:
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    Honestly, I suggest that you just start with Accelerated C++. If you find that you cannot learn with it, then look for alternatives. Don't go looking for alternatives first, or you'll never get started with learning.
    That was one week ago, and you're still asking if you should learn C or C++. At this rate, it doesn't matter as you'll never learn how to program, although you'll have a nice library. If you don't start learning instead of collecting, you will end up like a person who claims that he/she wants to learn music and amasses a collection of world class instruments but remains forever unable to play even a simple tune on any of them. That is a music instrument collector, not a musician. Likewise, you'll be a programming book collector, not a programmer.
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    Can someone please help me?
    I really hope that no one helps you.

    So i have collected all the books one needs in order to learn c++, all of them, no exception.
    I must admit though, that is a mightily impressive claim.

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    I actually have to ask: you do know that you can't actually learn C++ just by sleeping on large pile of books? Right? Or a USB stick with PDF files?
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    Actually, it may be worth a try.

    I'm going to start sleeping with a USB stick full of all of my "How to Draw" books.
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    Ok, I will learn c n come back after that ( within a year or so, lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Oh, now I remember. You're the person to whom I gave this piece of advice:

    That was one week ago, and you're still asking if you should learn C or C++. At this rate, it doesn't matter as you'll never learn how to program, although you'll have a nice library. If you don't start learning instead of collecting, you will end up like a person who claims that he/she wants to learn music and amasses a collection of world class instruments but remains forever unable to play even a simple tune on any of them. That is a music instrument collector, not a musician. Likewise, you'll be a programming book collector, not a programmer.
    thx 4 the advice,but I just wanna have all the books I need so i don't need to look 4 them in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro Tensai View Post
    thx 4 the advice,but I just wanna have all the books I need so i don't need to look 4 them in the future.
    Just 1 simple question. The book the c programming language is not for beginners. Do u think i might start learning from this book after i read the tutorial on this site? Please ppl, stop playing around and please take me serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    I really hope that no one helps you.



    I must admit though, that is a mightily impressive claim.

    [Edit]
    I actually have to ask: you do know that you can't actually learn C++ just by sleeping on large pile of books? Right? Or a USB stick with PDF files?
    [/Edit]

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    Actually, it may be worth a try.

    I'm going to start sleeping with a USB stick full of all of my "How to Draw" books.
    [/Edit]

    Soma
    With all the respect, please be more serious and stop trying to be a clown.

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    Is a good start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro Tensai
    thx 4 the advice,but I just wanna have all the books I need so i don't need to look 4 them in the future.
    For starters, the notion that you can "completely learn C" is bogus. Yes, you can completely learn about the syntax and semantics of the core language, and completely learn about what is in the standard library. For this, I venture to say that the only books that you need is a good introductory book (unfortunately I cannot recommend any myself, but you can check the book recommendation thread and book reviews forum), the C Programming Language (2nd edition), and a copy of the C standard.

    However, programming in C is so much more than just that. There are things like data structure and algorithms. Things like language idioms and program design. You would eventually want to learn not just what is in the standard library, but how to use them effectively in various situations (or the use of higher level libraries, where applicable), and maybe how to implement them (in which case you may want to learn lower level APIs). Oh, and lots more.

    Getting all the books for the entire range of what might constitute "C programming" is infeasible. Furthermore, there are many topics that probably won't interest you, right now, or even not ever. Plus, books could become outdated. As such, just get started. You're at the stage where you don't know what you don't know. So, start getting to know something, and then what you don't know will become evident to you as you go along.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro Tensai
    The book the c programming language is not for beginners. Do u think i might start learning from this book after i read the tutorial on this site?
    Yes.
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    Kuro IMHO, the only book you need for now is KnR book The C Programming Language You can learn a lot from it. Just pick this one and believe (despite of hardness) in it.

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    thx 4 the answers guys, but i'm a bit stubborn n will try to collect the books n hopefully i will back soon. I just got a little question before i go: Is c primer plus a good book for beginners with no experience @ all?

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    Is c primer plus a good book for beginners with no experience @ all?
    Okay.

    This has officially passed from sad into fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    Okay.

    This has officially passed from sad into fun.

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    ???????????? what do u mean?

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    O_o

    You've been at this stupid downloadathon for nearly three weeks.

    If you'd shut the [Expletive Deleted] up and dive in you'd have three weeks experience programming.

    You know, instead of three weeks harvesting "teh warez".

    Soma

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