Need to learn C, best books?
marvin at rectangular.com
Thu Oct 25 02:06:20 BST 2007
On Oct 24, 2007, at 2:07 PM, Dirk Koopman wrote:
>> Valgrind :)
> Seconded and thirded. Wonderful tool.
Fourthed. It's like having C with 'use warnings'.
Valgrind, in conjunction with a robust test suite, helps to detect
problems that can be all but impossible to isolate and solve
otherwise -- e.g. delayed Heisenbug segfaults due to invalid memory
writes. Those bugs are often also potential security holes, which
makes developing with Valgrind, IMO, mandatory.
I'm going to add another book to the list. It isn't a beginner book,
but IMO, if you are writing public C code for as hostile an
environment as the web, you need to understand the material it covers.
Secure Coding in C and C++
Robert C. Secord
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