Kernighan & Ritchie's vengance

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    Kernighan & Ritchie's vengance

    I'm reading "The C Programming Language - Second Edition" and I'm really aggrivated at how I can't really do most of the examples with any of the compilers I've found so far. Actually, I haven't got most of them to work right (some lame instructions), but many of the Windows XP (the system I use) compatible ones (as in non-linux). don't work well with some of the examples. I don't know if I should get a different book or compiler or just give up or what, but at any rate, I won't be interested in C++ for a while. Here's a short list of some I tried.

    Dev C++ (two versions)
    Cygwin
    ICC
    Miracle C

    I don't have any money to pay, and I don't want to give away any addresses or anything. What do you all think I should do?

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    The C Programming Language, Second Edition
    by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie.
    Prentice Hall, Inc., 1988.
    Yes get a new book. Much has changed in the last 16 years

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    What do you all think I should do?
    describe your problem better. what exactly are you having trouble with?

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    Dev c++ works

    Hey,

    I used dev c++ in windows for the book and i had no problems with the compiler.

    But in order to do some of the examples, a dual booting machine will probably be your best bet.

    laterz.


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    I didn't expect a reply so fast, thanks a lot!

    First of all, I have no clue what a dual booting machine is. Unless it's something that makes your computer use two operating systems, which no one else in the family would like at all.

    I guess I'm a little bummed that some of the examples out of the book don't work with the compilers I tried. It would be really nice is the output window wouldn't close a split second after the commands are done, and I'd really like to try some of the examples in chapter one about figuring out the number of characters in input and all that. I guessed it was written for a unix machine, and I always got a bunch of error messages.

    I guess I would tinker around with it, but I've had many bad experiences with too much tinkering and I'd rather just ask.

    And like I said, I don't have any money and I'm not willing to give away much personal information.

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    As for the closing immediately, here.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    Sorry I couldn't find that one in the FAQ. I just might work a little less efficient when tired. Maybe I'll check out the FAQ more, but I'm still a little curious about what might be a better book for me.

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    If you use the code from that FAQ article, it should stop the window from closing instantly.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    You could always add this to the bottom of main, right before the return:
    Code:
    for(;;);


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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah
    You could always add this to the bottom of main, right before the return: for( ; ; );
    I would recomend adding a simple getch(); at the bottom... a key is pressed and the program finishes... that for(; causes a infinite loop, and to close the console window you have to create an error...

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    And yet another of quzah's jokes goes over someone's head

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    > Yes get a new book. Much has changed in the last 16 years
    But K&R-II is the most up to date K&R available.
    If it's got the big red "ANSI-C" stamp on it, it's good.

    Perhaps the OP should explain the problem - like maybe they're stuck with generating EOF for some of the early examples in the book.

    > Miracle C
    Please remove it from your system and never mention it again.
    It is not a C compiler.
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