Am Donnerstag, 25. Oktober 2007 20:22:26 schrieb Aryeh M. Friedman: > > Absolutely. (I just didn't mention it before because > > obviously Harald already has a beginner's book on the > > C programming language.) > > Herald does in fact have one that sucks (it does a terrible job on type > sizes for example [doesn't mention that they may very on different
Well, probably it's not that bad. First, thanks to all for your help. K&R has been laying arround here for at least 2 years. I hated it. It instructs me to use functions like printf without explaining it, and the examples are not really motivating. So every time I tried to write something on my own I was stoped by the simple printf, for example. I'm sure it's a very good book as a reference, but it couldn't motivate me as a real C beginner (not a bloody programming beginner though). So I bought two new books, the first, which I've started with, is "Markt+Technik, jetzt lerne ich C" (ISBN-13 978-3-8272-4210-5). Indeed, it hasn't made clear that short and int are different, they just explained short and long (and double long) and I thought short is a synonym for int. But it explains in some short sentences the most important behaviour/requirements for the functions we use. It still leaves me alone when it comes to compilers, but after only three evenings so far I think that I made real progress. Writing a simple practice just works :) And I already know that float x; x=10/3 is 3 not 3.3333. I can't remember reading that in the K&R in the first quarter of the book. I'm still quiet happy with it. The next book is O'Reillys C in a nutshell (ISBN 3-89721-344-3). I'll open it if I have structs and pointers practiced... And of course I'll "replay" the K&R if I have some more basics. Thanks, -Harry > machines])... since he is paying me a small amount to help him in detail > I am going to recommend K&R to him (with the caution is is meant for > experienced programmers) -- OmniSEC - UNIX und Windows Netzwerke - Sicher Harald Schmalzbauer Flintsbacher Str. 3 80686 München +49 (0) 89 18947781 +49 (0) 160 93860101 USt-IdNr.: DE253184753
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