Hello, I am a newbie and so I have a newbie question;)

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    Question Hello, I am a newbie and so I have a newbie question;)

    I recently started to get into programming and I understand the basics of the programming language. I figured I should get some experience with the C programming language and the others will be easy to learn. Right now I am reading the "C programming language Ansi C" by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie because they had such a high rating on amazon for beginners like me. I also want to get hands on experience and I was wanting if somebody would recommend me a open source project that uses C language. I am not at the level where I can contribute but I do certainly want to get my feet wet and have a look at the bigger picture.

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    It's probably a better idea to complete all the exercises in K&R2 and to take a look at the C standard first. Once you're fairly comfortable with the language, you could search for C repositories using a website like Github.

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    You could look at the C Snippets Collection which are short implementations of various functions and programs released into the public domain. The official page is down, but there are mirrors available. One of them is here:

    Index of /snippets

    The archive includes a file STUDENTS.NFO which categorizes the programs according to difficulty for learning purposes. These snippets are not complete "projects" per se but they could be used as building blocks for your own project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney McGrew View Post
    It's probably a better idea to complete all the exercises in K&R2 and to take a look at the C standard first. Once you're fairly comfortable with the language, you could search for C repositories using a website like Github.
    Thanks for the quick response! I will go ahead and complete all of the exercises and check out C standard.

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    Ok c99tutorial, I basically download the snip9707.zip file right and inside there are many different mini examples.

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