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This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C. It is the definitive reference guide, now in a second edition. Although the first edition was written in 1978, it continues to be a worldwide best-seller. This second edition brings the classic original up to date to include the ANSI standard.

From the Preface:

We have tried to retain the brevity of the first edition. C is not a big language, and it is not well served by a big book. We have improved the exposition of critical features, such as pointers, that are central to C programming. We have refined the original examples, and have added new examples in several chapters. For instance, the treatment of complicated declarations is augmented by programs that convert declarations into words and vice versa. As before, all examples have been tested directly from the text, which is in machine-readable form.

As we said in the first preface to the first edition, C "wears well as one's experience with it grows." With a decade more experience, we still feel that way. We hope that this book will help you to learn C and use it well.

Synopsis:

The authors present the complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. Written by the developers of C, this new version helps readers keep up with the finalized ANSI standard for C while showing how to take advantage of C's rich set of operators, economy of expression, improved control flow, and data structures. The 2/E has been completely rewritten with additional examples and problem sets to clarify the implementation of difficult language constructs. For years, C programmers have let K&R guide them to building well-structured and efficient programs. Now this same help is available to those working with ANSI compilers. Includes detailed coverage of the C language plus the official C language reference manual for at-a-glance help with syntax notation, declarations, ANSI changes, scope rules, and the list goes on and on.

Table of Contents

1. A Tutorial Introduction.

2. Types, Operators, and Expressions.

3. Control Flow.

4. Functions and Program Structure.

5. Pointers and Arrays.

6. Structures.

7. Input and Output.

8. The UNIX System Interface.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Appendix C.

Index.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780131101630
Publisher:
Prentice Hall PTR
Location:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Author:
Ritchie, Dennis
Author:
Kernighan, Brian W.
Subject:
C (computer program language)
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
C
Subject:
Programming Languages - C
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Prentice-Hall software series
Series Volume:
S200
Publication Date:
19880322
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9.24 x 7 x 0.744 in 535 gr

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"Synopsis" by , The authors present the complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. Written by the developers of C, this new version helps readers keep up with the finalized ANSI standard for C while showing how to take advantage of C's rich set of operators, economy of expression, improved control flow, and data structures. The 2/E has been completely rewritten with additional examples and problem sets to clarify the implementation of difficult language constructs. For years, C programmers have let K&R guide them to building well-structured and efficient programs. Now this same help is available to those working with ANSI compilers. Includes detailed coverage of the C language plus the official C language reference manual for at-a-glance help with syntax notation, declarations, ANSI changes, scope rules, and the list goes on and on.
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