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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: c primer
From: Lars von dem Ast <mrprenzl@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2000 10:50:43 -0600
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Carl D Cravens wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Tom Hull wrote:
> > My main point is that: if you want to learn to write non-trivial programs in
> > C, the most critical thing that you have to master is the type system, and
> > this is also the most difficult thing that you have to master.
> I think types are trivial... but maybe that's because I learned to
> program in heavily-typed languages before learing C, instead of learning
> a very loosely-typed langauge like Perl.
> To me, far and away, a person must understand pointers and memory
> management, and considering that there are entire books devoted to this
> subject alone, I think I'm justified in saying that this is the most
> difficult part of C to deal with.  Understanding the concept isn't hard,
> but learning to decipher indirections and the like without having to think
> about it too hard takes time.
> --
> Carl D Cravens (raven@xxxxxxxxxxx)
> My reality check just bounced.
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WSU instructor loaned me "C++ Pointers and Dynamic Memory Management" by Michael
C. Daconta. It's good for all levels. Starts out very simple and builds nicely.

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