From: Lars Hecking (lhecking at domain nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: Wed 22 Sep 1999 - 16:16:51 IST
> On that side, I'd strongly recommend "The Annotated ANSI C Standard" by
> Shildt. When you open the book at any point, the left page contains the
> original ANSI specification for C - the right page contains the same
> thing translated into plain English. Best reference I've ever seen, with
> the possible exception of the Camel book for Perl.
The only possible excuse for buying this crap is that it is the cheapest
way to get hold of the ANSI/ISO C standard. Just stick to the left pages
and forget the right pages.
Schildt may have a talent for writing plain, understandable language,
but he doesn't have a clue about the ANSI C Standard. His other books
prominently feature "void main()".
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