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    C & Data Structures

    I just purchased a new C book.
    C & Data Structures
    P.S. Deshpande and O.G. Kakde
    I wanted to get some opinions on it.
    I have found numerous incosistancies in it.
    Errors in the editing.
    I read portions on topics I already have a good understanding, and I felt as if the editor didn't even read it for errors.
    I found three errors within 5 minutes of reading.
    I'm in no way an english major.
    I know bad and worst english, but this book left details out.
    It starts to explain a point, and then it looks as if the printer just skipped information. Did anyone else read this book.
    I want to know if this is just me, or is this a poorly written 1st edition? It does have a good broad collection of topics.
    But I believe that the fact that it is a first edition is why I found so many errors. I'm not out for trashing books, but I do want to know if this is common in all of the first edition distrobution, or am I just the lucky one that got the book when the printer was going out.
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    >C & Data Structures
    >P.S. Deshpande and O.G. Kakde
    I'm sorry, you just bought a bad C book. I remember looking through it when it came out (because I try to keep up to date on data structure texts) and forced myself to look all of the way to the end before putting it back on the shelf. The coverage is substandard, the code is awful, and the explanations are minimal and often incorrect.

    As for the printing errors, I noticed quite a few typos, but nothing to the extent that you say. Of course, I didn't look at it for any longer than to determine its worth to me.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Can you recomend a good C data structures book?
    I'm still within the 30 day return policy.
    I attempted to read it this week, but I kept becoming more and more concerned about the accuracy.
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