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If you're like most people, the above seems like nonsense. Actually, it's computer sense--C programming. After digesting C For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you'll understand it. C programs are fast, concise and versatile. They let you boss your computer around for a change. So turn on your computer, get a free compiler and editor (the book tells you
Paperback, Second Edition, 390 pages
Published May 7th 2004 by For Dummies (first published 1997)
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Apr 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely excellent primer for C programming. I taught myself from step one off of this book. Entertaining and educational, and the jokes mostly worked!
Brian Mercer
Jan 20, 2015 rated it liked it
mostly helpful, but sometimes the tone of the book was overly comedic and lacked actual information, which was frustrating.
David Morgan
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Dan Gookin is great but this is not one of his best books. It feels like the trial version for his far superior and more complete book that is the C All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies. This book is enough to get your feet wet but only that. If you are serious about learning C, skip it and go straight to the Desk Reference which I cannot recommend highly enough!
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Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
very simpliied book with many examples on every objective that makes it easy for every learner.
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
When I was a kid I read the heck out of this book. I remember writing source code on letter paper because I wasn't allowed near a computer to do it there. I wrote software and then typed it in at school when I could.
Ernie Cordell
Sep 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
It was a strain putting up with all those bad jokes. But I persisted. If only it had been a film: If I hadn't walked out, I wouldn't have lost so much time. I tried to zip through it cursorily, but there were too many fifth-rate conundrums competing for pun status. I put my thorough review on Amazon -- I think -- it's not exactly art, either.
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great book for starting out. However, must be followed up by a lot of actual practice to really learn the language.
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if only it did more on pointer and linked lists.
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