Need to learn C, best books?

Mark Blackman mark at
Wed Oct 24 13:41:15 BST 2007

On 24 Oct 2007, at 13:28, Lyle - wrote:

> Hi All,
> The more I work with Perl modules that use a lot of C, the more I  
> find the need to learn C.
> I've seen the Perl for C programmers book, but I want a C for Perl  
> programmers book.
> Is there a C programming book equivalent to "Learning Perl" by  
> Randal? I've read several Perl books, but when I finally picked up  
> a copy of Learning Perl is was obvious to me that I had wasted time  
> on the other Perl introductory books.
> Also is there a C equivalent to PerlMonks and PerlM[ou]ngers?

Well, C itself is pretty simple (aside from a few minor nuances) as  
it's such a low-level
language.  You might as well just get the latest edition of K&R C and  
work through the
exercises in a day or two.

The following free PDF is meant to be reasonable as well, but I've  
not read through it.

- Mark

> Honestly the last C I did was about 10 years ago, I didn't to much  
> more than keyboard/mouse input, file opens & saves, and a load of  
> getpixel and setpixel routines to make a little game (did also do  
> some crappy AI). Can't really remember any of it. Since I started  
> doing Perl I never really looked back at C or VB...
> Lyle

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