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Practical C Programming
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oreilly & Associates Inc
Publication date August 1, 1997
Pages 428
Binding Paperback
Edition 3 sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565923065
ISBN-10 1565923065
Dimensions 1 by 7.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Original list price $34.95
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There are lots of introductory C books, but this is the first one that has the no-nonsense, practical approach that has made Nutshell Handbooks® famous.C programming is more than just getting the syntax right. Style and debugging also play a tremendous part in creating programs that run well and are easy to maintain. This book teaches you not only the mechanics of programming, but also describes how to create programs that are easy to read, debug, and update.Practical rules are stressed. For example, there are fifteen precedence rules in C (&& comes before || comes before ?:). The practical programmer reduces these to two:

  • Multiplication and division come before addition and subtraction.
Contrary to popular belief, most programmers do not spend most of their time creating code. Most of their time is spent modifying someone else's code. This books shows you how to avoid the all-too-common obfuscated uses of C (and also to recognize these uses when you encounter them in existing programs) and thereby to leave code that the programmer responsible for maintenance does not have to struggle with. Electronic Archaeology, the art of going through someone else's code, is described.This third edition introduces popular Integrated Development Environments on Windows systems, as well as UNIX programming utilities, and features a large statistics-generating program to pull together the concepts and features in the language.


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Paperback
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2 edition from Oreilly & Associates Inc (December 1, 2002); titled "Practical C++ Programming"
9780596004194 | details & prices | 552 pages | 7.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $49.99
About: Teaches the programming language, covering topics including syntax, coding standards, object classes, templates, debugging, and the C++ preprocessor.
2 edition from Oreilly & Associates Inc (April 1, 2002); titled "Practical C++ Programming"
9780596002589 | details & prices | List price $39.95
from Oreilly & Associates Inc (January 1, 2001)
9780937175651 | details & prices | 396 pages | List price $24.95
The price comparison is for this edition
3 sub edition from Oreilly & Associates Inc (August 1, 1997)
9781565923065 | details & prices | 428 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $34.95
About: There are lots of introductory C books, but this is the first one that has the no-nonsense, practical approach that has made Nutshell Handbooks® famous.
from Oreilly & Associates Inc (August 1, 1995); titled "Practical C++ Programming"
9781565921399 | details & prices | 7.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Fast becoming the standard language of commercial software development, C++ is an update of the C programming language, adding object-oriented features that are very helpful for today's larger graphical applications.
from Oreilly & Associates Inc (December 1, 1992)
9781565920354 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $29.95
About: There are lots of introductory C books, but this is the first one that has the no-nonsense, practical approach that has made Nutshell Handbooks® famous.

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