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    Hi, I am learning C, and I was just wondering if there is some sort of difference between ANSI C and C, of if ANSI C was just some sort of different way for saying C. Because I was reading a review on this book and this is what it said..."Presents a complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming". Thanks.

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    I think that cydo means nowadays general C compilers go much beyond ANSI C. But some are not portable. If you need portability, you should write your code complying with ANSI.
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    Originally posted by Salem
    There has been only ANSI-C since about 1989, so if it doesn't say ANSI-C, it isn't worth looking at, except as a piece of history.

    If you're looking at "The C programming language" by Kernighan and Ritchie, then its definitely one of the best ANSI-C reference books available (ie, you know C, and you need a reminder), though it can be a bit tough for someone new to programming to get used to.
    Also make sure that it's the 2nd edition you're looking at.
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