Books with Real world exersises

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    Books with Real world exersises

    i am relatively new to C programming, and after going through a few tutorial books, i am curious about some real world programs and exersises. are there any books i should look for ? somethng easy to follow and understand ? (easy is a relative term, but you get the point

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    The problem is that most real world exercises would be too big and too complex for people just learning. Im sure theres some calculator examples and stuff, if thats what you mean.

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main()
    {
       int result, num1, num2;
    
       while(result!=0)
       {
          printf("\n\nenter num 1 then num2, enter 0 0 to exit");
          scanf("%d %d", &num1, &num2);
          result=num1+num2;
          printf("\n\n%d", result);
       }
       return 0;
    }
    there you go, simple calculator
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    There are a few big differences between real world code and kiddie code for students:

    1) Error checking. Real code has a ton of it, at least 2/3 of a program should be error checking.

    2) Error handling. The last thing you should do is terminate the program, real code will try to recover a few times.

    3) Input validation. Users are fools and real world code should try to be fool proof.

    4) Bubble sort. You never see it.

    -Prelude
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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