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With Beginning C: From Novice to Professional, Fourth Edition, youll come to understand the fundamentals of the C language and learn how to program. All you need is this book and any one of the widely available free or commercial C or C++ compilers, and youll soon be writing real C programs. Youll learn C from the first principles, using step-by-step working examples that youll create and execute yourself.
This book will increase your programming expertise by guiding you through the development of fully working C applications that use what you've learned in a practical context. Youll also be able to strike out on your own by trying the exercises included at the end of each chapter. Pick up a copy of this book by renowned author, Ivor Horton, because:
- It is the only beginning-level book to cover the latest ANSI standard in C
- Is approachable and aimed squarely at people new to C
- Emphasizes writing code after the first chapter
- Includes substantial examples relevant to intermediate users
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On page 19:In figure 1-4, the book refers to "void main". This is not a well defined entry point for a standard C program, as indicated by n1256.pdf section "220.127.116.11.1 Program startup". In other sections of the book "int main(void)" is used. I suggest returning int from the main function instead.
On page 59:
Step #5 on that page appears wrong and doesn't fit the example.
On page 202:
Exercise 5.3 has an error in the source code. If you enter these five numbers separated by spaces "1.99 2.99 3.99 4.99 5.99" it will output $1.99 $2.99 $3.99 $4.98 $5.98". The last two numbers are wrong; they are missing one cent.
On page 314:
const int pvalue = &value1; /* pointer to constant */
int const cpvalue = &value1; /* Constant pointer */