| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 10:31:35 +0100
| From: nils Olofsson <nils at eircom.net>
| will be up in the 'big smoke' on saturday, and i wanted to buy a good c
| linux programming book in the book store near trinity (cannot remember
| the name) any way i looked on amazon.com and found Begining Linux
| Programming, I just want a good book to start off with ....
| any Ideas
Hodges Figgis may be the bookshop yer thinking of.
it's not clear (to me anyways) if you want a book
on C, or on the Linux (or GNU?) API; and if the
API, whether a reference manual or a usage guide.
(or is it that you want a book on *ix principles?)
if C, I'd suggest K&R2, the original and still the
Brian W Kernighan and Dennis M Ritchie,
«The C Programming Language», 2nd Edition,
ISBN 0-13-110370-9 (hardback?),
ISBN 0-13-110362-8 (paperback?).
doesn't cover C9X, but then again, I don't know of
any book which does (yet).
no idea about the API (reference); I just use the
manual pages, with an occasional look at either the
source or at the man pages for some commercial *ix
(as man pages and doc in general seems, IMHO, to be
one of Linux and GNU's serious weak points).
as to how to _use_ the *ix API from C, the Stevens
books are quite good («Advanced UNIX Programming»
or something like that, plus the networking ones).
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