[Techtalk] C programming "course"

Akkana akkana at shallowsky.com
Thu Jan 10 18:55:43 EST 2002

> At 07:57 PM 09/01/02 -0500, Malcolm-Rannirl wrote:
> >I'd recommend against trying to learn from K&R. Have a copy as reference, yes,
> >it's very good at that. It's not easy to learn from though (tried that one

Terri Oda writes:
> Really?  I learned from the old first-edition K&R (not that too much has 
> changed in the second) and I think it's probably one of the easiest books 
> I've ever used for learning.  It walked me through the first lessons 

Me too!  When I was teaching myself C as a teenager, I found K&R
incredibly refreshing.  All the other computer books I'd seen started
out patronizing, like "Think of your computer's memory like a bunch of
little mailboxes ..."  K&R started out, "Here is a simple program. 
Here's what to type to compile it.  Okay, now let's go line by line and
explain why it works.  Got it now?  Okay, here's a slightly longer one."
Wonderful!  Perfect for the way I learn.


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