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C, A Software Engineering Approach by Peter Darnell and Philip Margolis

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    Post C, A Software Engineering Approach by Peter Darnell and Philip Margolis

    This was the very first programming book I ever purchased, and remains to be one of my favorites. The book covers just about every aspect of C, as well as stylistic guidelines, project planning recommendations, optimization tips, and more, and contains many useful appendixes, including a mini C library reference. It even includes the full source code for a lexical scanner for C, which is very cool. Clear and concise, this compact little book is an extremely practical guide to programming in C.

    I highly recommend this book.
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    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    how is the book

    I like this book lot.I also have this book quite informative,good description and good example.But for beginners i WOuld recommend yaswant kanetkar let us c
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    >i WOuld recommend yaswant kanetkar let us c
    I wouldn't, he uses a very ancient complier (Turbo C) for his demonstation and nowwhere near to standard his codes are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssharish2005 View Post
    >i WOuld recommend yaswant kanetkar let us c
    I wouldn't, he uses a very ancient complier (Turbo C) for his demonstation and nowwhere near to standard his codes are.

    ssharish
    So what is the best book do you think which can challenge "Let Us C"?
    "1st allow yourself to make the basics clear and then step ahead to make a glorious victory over the subject and unleash your power to manipulate it !"
    Regards MISTU4U

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssharish2005 View Post
    >i WOuld recommend yaswant kanetkar let us c
    I wouldn't, he uses a very ancient complier (Turbo C) for his demonstation and nowwhere near to standard his codes are.

    ssharish
    So what is the best book do you think which can challenge "Let Us C"?
    "1st allow yourself to make the basics clear and then step ahead to make a glorious victory over the subject and unleash your power to manipulate it !"
    Regards MISTU4U

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistu4u View Post
    So what is the best book do you think which can challenge "Let Us C"?
    I haven't read it myself, but a lot of "newbies" on the board seem to benefit much from Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie's book:

    The C Programming Language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    and if those people are any indication it seems to encourage good style and provide a lot of well designed, challenging exercises.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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