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    I've got the book Head First C and the stuff from the appropriate github repository. The issue I have is there's loads of stuff in the folders for chapters 1 to 2.5 but I can barely find anything in the other folders. The only things I really find are files like code_lots_of_progs.c rather than the examples as for the first couple of chapters. Is it meant to be like this or is the rest of the stuff missing? I just wonder why they would put the stuff for the first couple of chapters but not the rest.

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    Like a lot of things on the internet, it's possibly in a half-finished state.

    Ask the author perhaps?
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    That's what I was thinking but couldn't find any contact details for the authors or I would have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmony
    couldn't find any contact details for the authors
    A quick search for "Head First C" on the Web does not bring up any website specific to the book, but among the webpages devoted to advertising/selling the book, you can find an author profile with Twitter and Google+ links.

    If you are not involved in these two social media communities, there is still the option of opening an issue at the Github repository, which will likely result in a notification email being sent to the author.
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    I forked the repository (which the more I look at the more it looks like a mess) so going to tidy it up myself since I still can't see the contact details for the authors. I have facebook and twitter, but don't know if either of the authors have those and can't see their e-mail addresses listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmony View Post
    That's what I was thinking but couldn't find any contact details for the authors or I would have done.
    Hi Harmony,

    David Griffiths, one of the co-authors of Head First C is has a twitter handle that you can use to contact him:

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