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Bookreview: C Programming Language

Love or hate

Written by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie
Written in English
ISBN 978-0131103627

"C Programming Language" is a book you either will love or hate. The style of writing is quite special, but it's quite obvious that the book was written by people who really know what they were talking about (Ritchie founded the language). The book goes right to the point and takes you step by step through the process of learning C. And you definitely learn C.

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However, there are several disadvantages with this book. First of all the book is quite vague on certain areas, and at times it's impossible to understand without referring to other sources. At other times it's very precise and specific. You should also be aware that the book in no way works as a work of reference.

The book is probably best for people who know the principles of programing without too much experience. If you don't know what programing is, this isn't the book for you. If you have a lot of experience and want to learn a new language or just refresh your C-knowledge it still isn't the book for you.

Make up your mind before you buy this book - you will either hate it or love it.