a good book about c??

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    a good book about c??

    Im about to buy myself a book of c programming because im tired of searching the net for a decent tutorial that i understand.
    Now it has to be a newbie book like where the first prog is like
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main(){
                     printf("Hello world.\n");
                     return 0;
                   }
    why do i post this code because=>lots of books for newbies and i think others might to tend to write void main ...... and probably other stuff that isnt quite correct.
    So can someone give me a name of a good book (+author) for newbies....
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    o yeah you might think why doesnt this lazybone do a search on this board???<=i did but i read some things then Salem came up telling Oh yea the void-mainer and things like that so .....
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    Dummies

    OK, i have started like you 3 weeks ago, not knowing what book to buy.
    But i found it and it is realy good!

    Go and get C Programming for Dummies Volume One.

    This teaches you from the very beginning: It has a program called "goodbye cruel world", because the author was tired of all the other books that started with hello world.
    anyways, this book realy, and i mean REALY teaches you from the very beginning and it is very informative.
    You learn C from the view of your compiler that you use and how it would be done in others ( Ex: visual c++, borland c++) ((( the c++ refers to the compiler, but you still learn how to program in c and not c++ yet))) (((the author and many others, advise to start with c and not c++)))
    This book is a bestseller and so far i had only fun with it ! It has a second volume.


    #include <stdio.h>

    void main()
    {

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    Dummies

    #include <stdio.h>

    void main()
    {
    printf("Goodbye cruel world!\n");
    }


    this is the first program

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    Re: Dummies

    Originally posted by actionbasti
    #include <stdio.h>

    void main()
    {
    printf("Goodbye cruel world!\n");
    }


    this is the first program
    well i think it would be good to have a boook that begins from scratch but actually i know a little bit more then printf....
    because a friend of me has a book (dunno the name) but when i started at page 1 i skipped till page 100 because all the rest were things i already knew.....
    its just that im sick of reading net-tutorials in english .... knowing that there r majore mistakes in it like void main .... or things like gets....stuff like that.
    (but ill check the book u mentioned wether its available in Dutch or not)
    But first gonna get me some sleep tomorrow final exam of Mathematics.....(D(a^x)=.... )
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    Well i have 5 books on C and the best ones are C how to programm ...Its a nice book . plus it has a very good intro to C++ and java .... I would highly recomend this book ..And its question are just fantastic ...The question part is my fav.. another one would be the C programming lang...Its a good reference ..actually its written by the authors of C..Its not for beginners ..coz its not to deitailed..
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    The first C book I ever owned was Stephen Prata's C Primer Plus. I found that this book had a very comprehensive and easy to understand layout. It has also been rereleased recently and therefore is quite up to date.

    If you can afford two books - also get Kenneth Reek's Pointers on C.
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    amen to that: kenneth reek's "pointers on c" is amazing, and despite the title, is not just on pointers.
    hello, internet!

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    I've been learning C for the past couple of months. The first book I started with was Beginning C by Ivor Horton. Not a bad book for gettin' your feet wet. Currently I'm working through Problem Solving & Program Design In C by Jeri R. Hanly/Elliot B. Koffman. I especially like this book as it has more real world examples. Anyway, hope that helps...

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    amen to that: kenneth reek's "pointers on c" is amazing, and despite the title,
    is not just on pointers
    Agreed - the only reason I suggested it as the second book is the fact that some of the concepts are quite advanced (well, for someone who is a self confessed newbie). The Prata book is more aimed for those wanting to go from the very start.

    Otherwise, for all those that don't own it - buy it now!
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    The C programming language by Kernighan and Richie (they wrote the language)
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    I've been learning C for the past couple of months. The first book I started with was Beginning C by Ivor Horton. Not a bad book for gettin' your feet wet. Currently I'm working through Problem Solving & Program Design In C by Jeri R. Hanly/Elliot B. Koffman. I especially like this book as it has more real world examples. Anyway, hope that helps...
    Gook books... also the C Primer Plus book mentioned earlier is good as well.
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    "Let Us C" by Yashwant Kanetkar was the book which taught me C programming. In additions to what all books covers, this books brushes through the basics of fundamental computer concepts, OS fundas, Disk Basicsinteractions with Hardware Through C, game progarmming and "Mouse Programming".

    So I strongly feel that this a must go-through book for beginners.

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    thx all of ya

    So the only problem im having now is to find myself one of these books in my own language

    OR (because i alrdy checked the net and it seems that there r not that many books about c who are translated.)
    I can buy myself a c programming book and a dictionary with

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    I recomend as Stoned K&R programming c because:

    it's excelent to start and you will later (when you're better) still use it as a good reference.

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    Lesse... my two books:

    "The Complete Idiots Guide to C++" and
    "Object Oriented Programming in Turbo C++" that I bought for $2. I'm using it right now because the first book doesn't cover what I'm learning.

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