[ILUG-BOM] Seek advice to quit Windows

Debarshi Ray debarshi.ray@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sat Jan 20 02:27:29 IST 2007

> "Let Us C", nevertheless, a good
> book.

It is a horrible book. I strongly oppose the idea that one needs to
begin with it. Just consider the fact that Yashwant Kanitkar teaches
you the difference of:
i++ + ++i + i++ and i++ + i++ + i++, which is simply undefined in the
C standard and yet Kanitkar stresses on this, instead of telling the
reader to avoid writing such code.

>         Ok. I don't want to shock many people here. And before I say
> something, I must say, I did read LUC as my first C book (I think) and
> found it good as well. The point is many people who start new with C (
> maybe without any programming exp ) find it easy to start with -
> that's the reason its good - other wise its not.

I started with Gottfried's book, and when I finally came to Let Us C,
I found it sick.

>         But honestly, one needs to have a copy of K&R if you are into C.

Very true.

>         And if you are doing C++, please read Stroustoup after you

Robert Lafore's book is also nice although he does not use GCC in it.


After the game the king and the pawn go into the same box.
                -- Italian proverb

More information about the Linuxers mailing list