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good tutorial/book on c?

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Hello group,
After quite a long time of consideration, I'v finally decided to switch
from Java to C. Given the condition that almost without any knowledge on C and
3 years expereince on java, , Which tutorial or book might be good for
me to start with? It would be the best if it's (freely) available on the net.
I'd prefer standard C, anyway some Gnu extensions are just fine.

I'd appreciate any of your recommendation of book/tutorials or suggestions on
learning C.
Thanks in advance!

D. Layman

Nov 14 '05 #1
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"D. Layman" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
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Hello group,
After quite a long time of consideration, I'v finally decided to switch
from Java to C. Given the condition that almost without any knowledge on C and 3 years expereince on java, , Which tutorial or book might be good for
me to start with? It would be the best if it's (freely) available on the net. I'd prefer standard C, anyway some Gnu extensions are just fine.

I'd appreciate any of your recommendation of book/tutorials or suggestions on learning C.
Thanks in advance!


http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html
(See section 18)

Also see the book reviews at www.accu.org

-Mike
Nov 14 '05 #2

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D. Layman writes:
After quite a long time of consideration, I'v finally decided to switch
from Java to C. Given the condition that almost without any knowledge on C and 3 years expereince on java, , Which tutorial or book might be good for
me to start with? It would be the best if it's (freely) available on the net. I'd prefer standard C, anyway some Gnu extensions are just fine.

I'd appreciate any of your recommendation of book/tutorials or suggestions on learning C.


For an experienced programmer such as you, there is one hands down best
book, it is _The C Programming Language_, second edition by Kernighan and
Ritchie. It is the best widely published bit of technical writing I have
ever seen.

It should not be on the net, but even if it is, IMO that is a hell of a poor
way to save $40 or so, anyway.
Nov 14 '05 #3

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"osmium" <r1********@comcast.net> writes:
D. Layman writes:
After quite a long time of consideration, I'v finally decided to switch
from Java to C. Given the condition that almost without any knowledge on C and
3 years expereince on java, , Which tutorial or book might be good for
me to start with? It would be the best if it's (freely) available on the

net.
I'd prefer standard C, anyway some Gnu extensions are just fine.

I'd appreciate any of your recommendation of book/tutorials or

suggestions on
learning C.


For an experienced programmer such as you, there is one hands down best
book, it is _The C Programming Language_, second edition by Kernighan and
Ritchie. It is the best widely published bit of technical writing I have
ever seen.

Oh really? I'v actually got that book at hand, just doesn't ever think it as
as a candidate book. I thought it's really somewhat out of date(1988).

It should not be on the net, but even if it is, IMO that is a hell of a poor
way to save $40 or so, anyway.

Yeah! I totally agree.
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Nov 14 '05 #4

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D. Layman <no@spam.com> wrote in message news:<87************@dinglei.ipanel.com.cn>...
Hello group,
After quite a long time of consideration, I'v finally decided to switch
from Java to C. Given the condition that almost without any knowledge on C and
3 years expereince on java, , Which tutorial or book might be good for
me to start with? It would be the best if it's (freely) available on the net.
I'd prefer standard C, anyway some Gnu extensions are just fine.

I'd appreciate any of your recommendation of book/tutorials or suggestions on
learning C.
Thanks in advance!

D. Layman


I would like to recommend www.itres.org.
It have some books on C/C++ and many other books, you can read them
online as well as download for free.
Nov 14 '05 #5

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je******@gmail.com (Jesse Woo) writes:
D. Layman <no@spam.com> wrote in message
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Hello group,
After quite a long time of consideration, I'v finally decided to switch
from Java to C. Given the condition that almost without any knowledge on C
and 3 years expereince on java, , Which tutorial or book might be good for
me to start with? It would be the best if it's (freely) available on the
net.
I'd prefer standard C, anyway some Gnu extensions are just fine.

I'd appreciate any of your recommendation of book/tutorials or
suggestions on learning C. Thanks in advance!

D. Layman


I would like to recommend www.itres.org. It have some books on C/C++ and
many other books, you can read them online as well as download for free.


The site is really cool, even includes the K&R 2!
Thank you Jesse!
Ding Lei
Nov 14 '05 #6

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Ding Lei <di*****@ipanel.cn> wrote:
je******@gmail.com (Jesse Woo) writes:
I would like to recommend www.[censored].org. It have some books on C/C++ and
many other books, you can read them online as well as download for free.


The site is really cool, even includes the K&R 2!


Yes, a very cool bunch of thieves. Do you want to be a thief as well?
No? Then I suggest you don't download stolen books.

Richard
Nov 14 '05 #7

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rl*@hoekstra-uitgeverij.nl (Richard Bos) wrote in message news:<40**************@news.individual.net>...
Ding Lei <di*****@ipanel.cn> wrote:
je******@gmail.com (Jesse Woo) writes:
I would like to recommend www.[censored].org. It have some books on C/C++ and
many other books, you can read them online as well as download for free.


The site is really cool, even includes the K&R 2!


Yes, a very cool bunch of thieves. Do you want to be a thief as well?
No? Then I suggest you don't download stolen books.

Richard


lol, thief?
actually, the sensored site is made by me, I think you won't see the
copyrighted books on the site in less a month. I don't won't to be a
thief either.
Nov 14 '05 #8

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rl*@hoekstra-uitgeverij.nl (Richard Bos) wrote in message

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Ding Lei <di*****@ipanel.cn> wrote:
je******@gmail.com (Jesse Woo) writes:

> I would like to recommend www.[censored].org. It have some books on C/C++ and > many other books, you can read them online as well as download for free.
The site is really cool, even includes the K&R 2!


Yes, a very cool bunch of thieves. Do you want to be a thief as well?
No? Then I suggest you don't download stolen books.

Richard


lol, thief?
actually, the sensored site is made by me, I think you won't see the
copyrighted books on the site in less a month. I don't won't to be a
thief either.


Then either remove the copyrighted works, or present evidence
that you have the owners' permission to distribute their works
on your site. And don't wait a month, do it now.

-Mike
Nov 14 '05 #9

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<mk******@mkwahler.net> wrote:
"D. Layman" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
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Hello group,
After quite a long time of consideration, I'v finally decided to switch
from Java to C. Given the condition that almost without any knowledge on C

and
3 years expereince on java, , Which tutorial or book might be good for
me to start with? It would be the best if it's (freely) available on the

net.
I'd prefer standard C, anyway some Gnu extensions are just fine.

I'd appreciate any of your recommendation of book/tutorials or

suggestions on
learning C.
Thanks in advance!


http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html
(See section 18)

Also see the book reviews at www.accu.org

I've always wondered why accu does not have a review of K&R. To the
OP: If you work with the C language, you should definitely acquire
"The C Programming Language, Second Edition" by Kernighan and Ritchie.
Opinions vary on whether it's a good tutorial, but you will need it as
a reference. I personally think it's an excellent tutorial, but some
find it too terse.

--
Al Balmer
Balmer Consulting
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Nov 14 '05 #10

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On 5 Jul 2004 19:31:45 -0700, je******@gmail.com (Jesse Woo) wrote:
rl*@hoekstra-uitgeverij.nl (Richard Bos) wrote in message news:<40**************@news.individual.net>...
Ding Lei <di*****@ipanel.cn> wrote:
> je******@gmail.com (Jesse Woo) writes:
>
> > I would like to recommend www.[censored].org. It have some books on C/C++ and
> > many other books, you can read them online as well as download for free.
>
> The site is really cool, even includes the K&R 2!


Yes, a very cool bunch of thieves. Do you want to be a thief as well?
No? Then I suggest you don't download stolen books.

Richard


lol, thief?
actually, the sensored site is made by me, I think you won't see the
copyrighted books on the site in less a month. I don't won't to be a
thief either.


Yes, thief. The following statement on you web site is simply wrong:

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Copyright Issue: the resources on this website is copyrighted and for
personal use, you have the right to

* Read on-line from the http://www.itres.tk web site or any other
approved web site.
* Download an electronic version for your own personal use and
view it on your own personal computer.
* Make a single printed copy for your own personal use.
***********************

Since you have provided sufficient information to identify you, I
suggest you remove the copyrighted works immediately.

--
Al Balmer
Balmer Consulting
re************************@att.net
Nov 14 '05 #11

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"Jesse Woo" <je******@gmail.com> wrote in message
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rl*@hoekstra-uitgeverij.nl (Richard Bos) wrote in message

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Ding Lei <di*****@ipanel.cn> wrote:

> je******@gmail.com (Jesse Woo) writes:
>
> > I would like to recommend www.[censored].org. It have some books on C/C++ and > > many other books, you can read them online as well as download for free. >
> The site is really cool, even includes the K&R 2!

Yes, a very cool bunch of thieves. Do you want to be a thief as well?
No? Then I suggest you don't download stolen books.

Richard


lol, thief?
actually, the sensored site is made by me, I think you won't see the
copyrighted books on the site in less a month. I don't won't to be a
thief either.


Then either remove the copyrighted works, or present evidence
that you have the owners' permission to distribute their works
on your site. And don't wait a month, do it now.

-Mike


I am at school right now and my server is at home, I will remove the
books when I am back home, I promise.

Jesse
Nov 14 '05 #12

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je******@gmail.com (Jesse Woo) wrote:
"Mike Wahler" <mk******@mkwahler.net> wrote in message news:<oV*****************@newsread2.news.pas.earth link.net>...
Then either remove the copyrighted works, or present evidence
that you have the owners' permission to distribute their works
on your site. And don't wait a month, do it now.


I am at school right now and my server is at home, I will remove the
books when I am back home, I promise.


Look at the bright side: perhaps you won't be arrested for piracy until
you get home, either.

Richard
Nov 14 '05 #13

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