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The C Programming Language (Ansi C Version) 2nd Edition

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The C Programming Language (Ansi C Version) 2nd Edition (Paperback) Price: Rs.225

The C Programming Language (Ansi C Version) 2 Edition authored by  Ritchie Dennis M and Kernighan Brian W is a comprehensive book for those who study Computer Concepts and C Programming, Computer Programming, Programming Methodology and Data Structures. It has all the content required that helps in making a clear understanding of C Programming concepts. This book is quintessential for candidates studying C Programming.

Ritchie Dennis M and Kernighan Brian W

Ritchie Dennis M was a Computer Engineer who co-founded the C Programming language. He has also authored the book Unix Programmer’s Manual (1971).
Ritchie Dennis M got his PhD from Harvard. He has won the Turing Award and the National Medal of Technology.

Kernighan Brian W
Kernighan Brian W was a computer scientist with Bell Labs. He co-founded the C Programming language.
He got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
A Tutorial Introduction
Types, Operators, and Expressions
Control Flow
Functions and Program Structure
Pointers and Arrays
Structures
Input and Output
The UNIX System Interface
Appendix A Reference Manual
Appendix B Standard Library
Appendix C Summary of Changes
Index

Specifications of The C Programming Language (Ansi C Version) 2nd Edition (Paperback)

Contributors
Author Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Book Details
Publisher Prentice Hall Of India
Publication Year 1988
ISBN-13 9788120305960
ISBN-10 8120305965
Language English
Edition 2nd
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 284 Pages
University Books Details
Specialization

Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc(Computer Science), Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, B.Sc(Mathematics), B.Sc(Physics), Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil... Read More

Subject Computer Concepts and C Programming, Computer Programming, Programming Methodology and Data Structures
Term 2nd Semester, 3rd Semester
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09 May 2012
AWESOME BOOK IF YOU CAN DIGEST IT!

My FIRST point: For the Indian students, it is better to start off with a C book written by a popular local author (Let Us C by Yashavant Kanetkar or Programming in ANSI C by E. Balaguruswamy or any other local C book you and your friends are comfortable with). It should be sufficient for your College exams and give you an overview of some of the commonly used features of C without right away scaring you. Only after your College grades are assured, it is alright to dive into this book. This book will truly teach you how to program in C.

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My FIRST point: For the Indian students, it is better to start off with a C book written by a popular local author (Let Us C by Yashavant Kanetkar or Programming in ANSI C by E. Balaguruswamy or any other local C book you and your friends are comfortable with). It should be sufficient for your College exams and give you an overview of some of the commonly used features of C without right away scaring you. Only after your College grades are assured, it is alright to dive into this book. This book will truly teach you how to program in C.

BOOK REVIEW: From an undergrad perspective, one who h...
My FIRST point: For the Indian students, it is better to start off with a C book written by a popular local author (Let Us C by Yashavant Kanetkar or Programming in ANSI C by E. Balaguruswamy or any other local C book you and your friends are comfortable with). It should be sufficient for your College exams and give you an overview of some of the commonly used features of C without right away scaring you. Only after your College grades are assured, it is alright to dive into this book. This book will truly teach you how to program in C.

BOOK REVIEW: From an undergrad perspective, one who has no prior knowledge of programming, this book can be a little difficult to get into right away. Generally this book assumes that the reader is familiar (to a GREAT DEGREE) with the nuances of a programming language already, and presents the content and tutorial on C likewise. This book is therefore not suitable for absolute newbies.

The language and explanation of the book is lucid and crystal clear and the pace is faster than ANY other C Programming book on the market. This book was written by Kernighan and Ritchie, and Dennis Ritchie is the CREATOR OF C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE. So, when the creator of the language himself is involved you know that the explanation would be efficient (ratio of explanation to the amount of time time taken to explain) and succinct. Having said that, here are the advantages and disadvantages of this particular book.

ADVANTAGES:
1.0 Learn this and digest this book before you graduate, and you can be confident that YOU KNOW C, at least a decent amount of it anyway.

2.0 This book takes an algorithm and discusses how it implemented in C. Then, they progressively discuss how the implementation is made more efficient by tweaking the code with the insights in C we have gained so far. This is the best way of learning a programming language in my opinion.

3.0 THE MOST CONCISE BOOK ON C PROGRAMMING EVER WRITTEN.

4.0 Appendices are wonderful, useful and practical.

DISADVANTAGES:
1.0 VERY VERY FAST PACED. MOST STUDENTS WILL HAVE A HARD TIME CATCHING UP, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH NO PRIOR EXPOSURE TO PROGRAMMING. THEREFORE, NOT THE FIRST C PROGRAMMING BOOK FOR THE GENERAL STUDENT WITH NO BACKGROUND IN PROGRAMMING.

2.0 EASY TO LOSE INTEREST IN THE BOOK, ESPECIALLY WHEN READING FOR THE FIRST TIME, AS THE AUTHOR TREATS THE READER AS SOMEONE EXPERIENCED IN PROGRAMMING, WHICH IS NOT THE CASE FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE UNDER GRAD STUDENTS HERE IN INDIA.

FINAL THOUGHTS:
1.0 Good book to keep in library, good to look into FOR REFERENCE. Must buy for anyone wishing to master C programming.

2.0 In time the reader (who will mature in programming from his first exposure to this book) will come to appreciate the genius of this book.

3.0 Be ready to invest in any other book written by ano of the Indian authors(Kanetkar, Balaguruswamy etc.), if you are an absolute newbie.

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17 Nov 2011
It's too precious, can't miss it!

Written by Dennis Ritchie (who originally designed and implemented the language) and Brian Kernighan, this is the original and authoritative reference to the C programming language.

The success of the C language is widely attributed to this book. Since the book first appeared in 1978, it has been the best learning resource for the C language for over two decades and it hasn't yet lost its shine.

Elegant writing style, concise, clear and informative. Though at some places the coding-style and conventions may be differ from those used today, mainly because the book is far too old, this edit...
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Written by Dennis Ritchie (who originally designed and implemented the language) and Brian Kernighan, this is the original and authoritative reference to the C programming language.

The success of the C language is widely attributed to this book. Since the book first appeared in 1978, it has been the best learning resource for the C language for over two decades and it hasn't yet lost its shine.

Elegant writing style, concise, clear and informative. Though at some places the coding-style and conventions may be differ from those used today, mainly because the book is far too old, this edit...
Written by Dennis Ritchie (who originally designed and implemented the language) and Brian Kernighan, this is the original and authoritative reference to the C programming language.

The success of the C language is widely attributed to this book. Since the book first appeared in 1978, it has been the best learning resource for the C language for over two decades and it hasn't yet lost its shine.

Elegant writing style, concise, clear and informative. Though at some places the coding-style and conventions may be differ from those used today, mainly because the book is far too old, this edition being over 20 years old.

If you are into C, you can't afford to miss this book, it's too precious.

This book DOES NOT covers Data Structure (since often C and data structure are taught together). If you are looking for a Data Structure book, I suggest read 'Data Structures Using C', by Tenenbaum, et al. Here:
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6 of 7 users found this review helpful.
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03 Jun 2012
Not for beginners!

The book is awesome. The authors tell you every thing in the book about C, every minute detail of the language in just 270 pages! But the book is not for beginners as the book doesn't go into explaining stuff in very detail as the other books do, like giving examples telling you exceptions and things like that. The authors expect you to figure them out on your own, by coding in C.They will touch upon, or I would say familiarize you with every thing the language offers to us.

I would suggest you to go for this book if you have some programming background. If you are new to programming you w...
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The book is awesome. The authors tell you every thing in the book about C, every minute detail of the language in just 270 pages! But the book is not for beginners as the book doesn't go into explaining stuff in very detail as the other books do, like giving examples telling you exceptions and things like that. The authors expect you to figure them out on your own, by coding in C.They will touch upon, or I would say familiarize you with every thing the language offers to us.

I would suggest you to go for this book if you have some programming background. If you are new to programming you w...
The book is awesome. The authors tell you every thing in the book about C, every minute detail of the language in just 270 pages! But the book is not for beginners as the book doesn't go into explaining stuff in very detail as the other books do, like giving examples telling you exceptions and things like that. The authors expect you to figure them out on your own, by coding in C.They will touch upon, or I would say familiarize you with every thing the language offers to us.

I would suggest you to go for this book if you have some programming background. If you are new to programming you will develop "HATRED" towards programming, which could be really bad especially if you had decided to pursue computers as a career.

5 of 5 users found this review helpful.
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02 Jun 2013
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The best book on C. Dennis Ritchie is great.

This is the best book on C. It doesn't matter whether you want it for learning C or you want it as a reference. It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner, an expert, a teacher or a professional - this book serves all.

As it is written by the creator of the language Dennis Ritchie, this books cover every feature of the language in less than 300 pages. He has said in the book-

"C is a small language, and is not well served with a big book."

The book is compact, yet it is comprehensive. It is great for beginner too. It expects you to have some programming background but if...
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This is the best book on C. It doesn't matter whether you want it for learning C or you want it as a reference. It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner, an expert, a teacher or a professional - this book serves all.

As it is written by the creator of the language Dennis Ritchie, this books cover every feature of the language in less than 300 pages. He has said in the book-

"C is a small language, and is not well served with a big book."

The book is compact, yet it is comprehensive. It is great for beginner too. It expects you to have some programming background but if...
This is the best book on C. It doesn't matter whether you want it for learning C or you want it as a reference. It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner, an expert, a teacher or a professional - this book serves all.

As it is written by the creator of the language Dennis Ritchie, this books cover every feature of the language in less than 300 pages. He has said in the book-

"C is a small language, and is not well served with a big book."

The book is compact, yet it is comprehensive. It is great for beginner too. It expects you to have some programming background but if you don't have any prior experience in programming you still can understand it with a little more effort.

This book came out in 1988, so it covers the ANSI C standard but it lacks the latest ISO C11 standard. But it won't be a problem as language hasn't changed much. Just a quick study of Wikipedia article on C11 will be enough for you to learn all the changes that have taken place in the language.

So just buy this book. Flipkart's delivery is great.

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23 Apr 2013
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An excellant book for the core knowledge of C

"Good things come in small packages" would be the most appropriate phrase to describe this book. I have been a good programmer in my class and was able to do most programming required at B.Tech level with an ease. Still I bought this book to experience what the creators of C themselves had to offer, and trust me if I haven’t gone through this book I would have really missed the real essence of C. This book is a must buy to have that edge required. Just to quote an example, no other book of C brings to the reader’s notice the notion of command line arguments, which actually are... ()

"Good things come in small packages" would be the most appropriate phrase to describe this book. I have been a good programmer in my class and was able to do most programming required at B.Tech level with an ease. Still I bought this book to experience what the creators of C themselves had to offer, and trust me if I haven’t gone through this book I would have really missed the real essence of C. This book is a must buy to have that edge required. Just to quote an example, no other book of C brings to the reader’s notice the notion of command line arguments, which actually are...
"Good things come in small packages" would be the most appropriate phrase to describe this book. I have been a good programmer in my class and was able to do most programming required at B.Tech level with an ease. Still I bought this book to experience what the creators of C themselves had to offer, and trust me if I haven’t gone through this book I would have really missed the real essence of C. This book is a must buy to have that edge required. Just to quote an example, no other book of C brings to the reader’s notice the notion of command line arguments, which actually are very important but only at higher level or system level programming.
This is both an advantage to those who have a little prior knowledge of C and, a disadvantage if you are first time reading any programming language book. However sooner or later one can easily see the difference that this book creates as compared to other books. Each and every line is worth reading and understanding. The chapters are well organized and cover each and every concept with precise accuracy.
And yes excellent delivery by flipkart , delivered the book in just 2 days and in perfect condition.

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