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"Mastering C Pointers"....

Hey guys, I'm new here, just a simple question.

I'm learning to Program in C, and I was recommended a book called,
"Mastering C Pointers", just asking if any of you have read it,
and if it's worth the $25USD.

I'm just looking for a book on Pointers, because from what I've
read it's one of the toughest topics to understand.

thanks in advanced.

sincerely ... Andy
Nov 13 '05
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On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 18:50:09 -0500, in comp.lang.c , Sheldon Simms
<sh**********@y ahoo.com> wrote:
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 21:29:12 +0000, Alan Connor wrote:
Got really fed up with the Richard fellow. Killfiled his arrogant ass for
a while.


You are of course welcome to killfile anyone you want, however you
should be aware that Richard is telling you the truth and Roose is
not.


Actually, I have a nasty suspicion that Roose is talking to himself,
although I could be quite wrong. Its just that . I noticed with
interest an exchange not dissimilar to this just now:

Roose said: something incorrect
Richard replied: no, thats wrong
Alan said: oh, thats what I meant.

Note the use of the personal pronoun in the last response.
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Nov 13 '05 #101
On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 00:01:25 GMT, in comp.lang.c , "BruceS"
<no****@nospam. net> wrote:
Is it a British thing, or have you really never
been in the second year of secondary school or college?


I'm sure Richard has been a second year. At most secondary schools,
thats called "being a second year". At twelve, fancy names tend to be
avoided. Admittedly at my school it was called "being in Shell" but
thats another story.
At college its called "being a second year". First years are freshers,
third years are finalists unless they're doing mod lang, in which case
they're abroad, groping foreign 6th formers, or Divvers, in which case
they're drunk.

(IOW Sophomore is an americanism not in use over here...)
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Nov 13 '05 #102
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 20:55:22 GMT, Lew Pitcher <Le*********@td .com> wrote:


On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 20:39:38 GMT, Alan Connor <zz****@xxx.yyy > wrote:
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 17:12:11 GMT, pete <pf*****@mindsp ring.com> wrote:


Alan Connor wrote:

Thanks for the effort,
but I'm still not exactly sure what an object is.

An object is a region of contiguous memory,
allocated by the program.
The address of a register qualified object,
may not be accessed by the program,
so everything that has to do with the addresses of objects,
does not apply to register objects.


What's a "register (qualified) object"?


register int SomeThing;

as opposed to

int SomeThingElse;

Given
int *PointerToSomet hing;

you can
PointerToSometh ing = &SomeThingEl se;
but not
PointerToSometh ing = &SomeThing;
because SomeThing is a register qualified object, but SomeThingElse is not.


Thanks. Dont' get it.

Please fix your sig, Lew. It's over 4 lines and I'll have to killfile you
for 30 days if I see it again.

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Nov 13 '05 #103
Alan Connor <zz****@xxx.yyy > wrote:
Mark McIntyre's sig:
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Mark McIntyre
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Mark: The limit for sigs on the Usenet is 4 lines and they need to be
immediately below a "-- " line.


Instead of complaining about the length of the sig you should've been
following the links to the clc faq and welcome message it provided.

Irrwahn
--
A bird in the hand makes it hard to blow your nose.
Nov 13 '05 #104
Default User <fi********@boe ing.com.invalid > wrote:
Irrwhan is a knowledgable and helpful member of this group. Roose is a
dispenser of bad information and a troll. I suggest reviewing the two
persons' posting history on this newsgroup via a visit to groups.google.


<cough> I had a quick look into my 'Sent' folder and I'm not
sure if this is /really/ a good suggestion... <glibb> ;-)
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Irrwahn
(ir*******@free net.de)
Nov 13 '05 #105
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 18:50:09 -0500, Sheldon Simms <sh**********@y ahoo.com> wrote:


On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 21:29:12 +0000, Alan Connor wrote:
Got really fed up with the Richard fellow. Killfiled his arrogant ass for
a while.


You are of course welcome to killfile anyone you want, however you
should be aware that Richard is telling you the truth and Roose is
not. At least, he is not telling you the whole truth.


And all the people that ARE, are doing nothing but confuse me.

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Nov 13 '05 #106
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 22:33:15 +0100, Irrwahn Grausewitz <ir*******@free net.de> wrote:


Alan Connor <zz****@xxx.yyy > wrote:
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 18:40:15 GMT, CBFalconer <cb********@yah oo.com> wrote:

<snip>
> Roose would be much less maligned if he would surround his
> explanations with "non-precise" cavils. An unnamed number of
> decades ago I had a very good mathematics instructor, who often
> preceded some explanation with "this is not exact nor complete,
> but it gives the general flavor. Later we will return and develop
> some real proofs".


I didn't need those cavils, and he was addressing me.


But he posted to the news-group. There is not much privacy in
usenet discussions, ya know?!?


He was very helpful. More helpful than crap like this by far.

I'm interested in learning C, not playing a role in your stupid-assed
soap opera.
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Alan C this post ends with w
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Nov 13 '05 #107
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 16:33:37 -0600, Morris Dovey <mr*****@iedu.c om> wrote:


Alan Connor wrote:
Well, you just crossed the line with that bit of deceitful and sophomoric
trolling.

Killfiled for N days.

I'm into saving time too.


Alan...

Wow! I'm impressed by your judgment. Richard has been one of the
most highly regarded regulars of comp.lang.c for some years now.
He's earned the professional (and personal) respect of many of
the best C programmers in the world, been recognized by Don Knuth
for spotting an error and providing a correction to "The Art of
Computer Programming", co-authored the book "C Unleashed" with
some of the most knowledgeable regulars here, and provided really
high-quality help to an awesome number of newbies (and a large
number of not-so-newbies, including myself) - all under the
scrutiny of expert peers who delight in picking nits - especially
when they're aware the poster /really/ knows his stuff.

I did say "impressed" . I didn't say "favorably impressed". I
think I'd be honored if you called me deceitful and sophomoric
and a troll and killfiled me, too. I don't post as frequently as
Richard; but it /would/ save you at least some small amount of time.

Fine. If you launch a smear campaign against anyone here, I will be
happy to killfile your ass.
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Alan C this post ends with w
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Nov 13 '05 #108
On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 22:32:56 GMT, Default User <fi********@boe ing.com.invalid > wrote:


Alan Connor wrote:

[Richard Heathfield]
Well, you just crossed the line with that bit of deceitful and sophomoric
trolling.


You are making a huge mistake. Richard is a frequent posters, a textbook
author and a well-respected member of this newsgroup.

Roose, on the other hand, is a troll who willing dispenses erroneous
information and replies with flames when challenged.

I suggest you reverse your decision. Killfile Roose, do not do the same
with Richard.


Brian Rodenborn

Why do you assume that I lack both eyes and common sense?
Richard and a few others have done almost nothing but attack Roos since
the thread began.

That's the only troll-like behavior I have seen here.

Everything Roos has told me has been verified by my research on the
Net and with local docs.

Roos has been helpful, much more so than Richard (although that one post
was indeed excellent)

Richard's buddies have mostly posted material that's way over my head and
just confuses me if I let it.

At least Roos knows that a novice doesn't know the lingo yet.
Yet you are telling me the opposite is true.
We'll see. But trolling gets anyone killfiled for a while. I don't care
if it's being done by Dennis Ritchie.

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Alan C this post ends with w
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Nov 13 '05 #109
Alan Connor <zz****@xxx.yyy > wrote:

<snip>
Please fix your sig, Lew. It's over 4 lines and I'll have to killfile you
for 30 days if I see it again.


Oh, how threatening. Nobody here cares about trolls plonking
respectable and responsible posters in favour of other trolls.
Honestly.

Have an adequate day.
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Irrwahn
(ir*******@free net.de)
Nov 13 '05 #110

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