While the Kernighan and Ritchie book is good, I found for a straight forward c & c++ book
the OReilly book http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cplus/ is great. Up to the usual Oreilly standards and very good value.
The Begining Linux Programming is good but very wide ranging covering c, GDK, python, perl, shell stuff, other gnu tools like make, lint, csv etc. and only really gives an overview. Quite good in that context though.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Brian
> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 12:39 AM
> To: Irish Linux Users Group
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] c book
>>> | 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
> best (IMHO):
>> Brian W Kernighan and Dennis M Ritchie,
> «The C Programming Language», 2nd Edition,
> Prentice-Hall, 1988,
> 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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