Thread: 1978 edition of K&R

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    1978 edition of K&R

    Recently bought a 1978 edition of K&R for $2. Should I read it, or is it so old that it will do more harm than good?

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    Aug 2001
    Groningen (NL)
    If you are interested in the history of C, then it is nice to read. Though for using as a reference or study-book, I would recommend a later K&R which talks about ANSI C. Note that the latest ANSIC C standard has a lot of new stuff.

    But anyway, it can do no harm to read it. Just realise that it's old C.

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    were there limits on variable sizes back then? (variable name length, not variable space). i tried an old borland compiler with some new code and it spit out many error messages, ranging from use of '//' to variable names that were too long.

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