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    Hi!

    Hi Im a 31 year old noob who's just gotten interested in programming. I wonder if anyone can point me to a resource about c without the examples, much like a dictionary i suppose. I need it because Ive just started going to school trying to learn c and I dont have a reference for definitions. And I get confused what a function does and what a declaration its etc. thanks.







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    also some help with binary arithmetic would do me great.
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    There are a few great places to look. You can start by googling, msdn, compiler documentation, etc. This website has a few explanations of its own as well, just search for a while and you should find some good definitions as well as tutorials. For ANSI C references in terms of books The C Programming Language by Kernigan and Ritchie book is unbeatable.

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    I am having good luck with the SAMs publishing Teach Yourself C in 24 Hours book. I will warn you AWAY from using Pacific C however. 5 + 10 hasn't equalled 267, at least not in any math I've ever done, and starting around hour 9, you start running into weird errors and such, that no other compiler will have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draco
    There are a few great places to look. You can start by googling, msdn, compiler documentation, etc. This website has a few explanations of its own as well, just search for a while and you should find some good definitions as well as tutorials. For ANSI C references in terms of books The C Programming Language by Kernigan and Ritchie book is unbeatable.
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    i think i got the perfect reference for you. My #1 C reference that had never let me down. Just right-click and save this file :


    once you do , execute it then use the 'search' button and you'll see a dictionary-alike interface that let you find all about types\headers\functions including declaration , description , portability , return value , similar entries and few more.

    enjoy

    p.s : the download might be a bit slow but its worth it.
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    Actually, for quick reference he is right. But I think you are looking for in-depth explanations too. For that you should use a copy of The C Programming Language.

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    i think i got the perfect reference for you. My #1 C reference that had never let me down. Just right-click and save this file :


    Borland help file




    to Brain cell: Can you just email that file to me please?My internet connection is busted and I really need it. Thank you very much.

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    I have The Complete Reference C 4th edition, by Herbert Schildt and it has been my bible on C. It is a great book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyp
    I have The Complete Reference C 4th edition, by Herbert Schildt and it has been my bible on C. It is a great book.
    *screams and runs away in terror*

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyp
    I have The Complete Reference C 4th edition, by Herbert Schildt and it has been my bible on C. It is a great book.
    I agree this book is good, has some good examples, lacks of some definitions but nothing is perfect. Linux Programmers manual is also a good support, and is FREE.

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    Well you already have some books here are some links to libraries et al.one , two , three and four and this is pretty decent for intro here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maragato
    I agree this book is good, has some good examples, lacks of some definitions but nothing is perfect.
    Especially where Schildt is concerned. He's got a word and a FAQ entry which further the point I was making.

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    I found his Borland C++ complete reference for 3 quid. Thought it was very cheap for a programming book, now I know why. Haha

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