Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie: The C programming Language


The book is organized as follows. Chapter 1 is a tutorial on the central part of C. The purpose is to get the reader started as quickly as possible, since we believe strongly that the way to learn a new language is to write programs in it. The tutorial does assume a working knowledge of the basic elements of programming; there is no explanation of computers, of compilation, nor of the meaning of an expression like n=n+1. Although we have tried where possible to show useful programming techniques, the book is not intended to be a reference work on data structures and algorithms; when forced to make a choice, we have concentrated on the language.

Chapters 2 through 6 discuss various aspects of C in more detail, and rather more formally, than does Chapter 1, although the emphasis is still on examples of complete programs, rather than isolated fragments. Chapter 2 deals with the basic data types, operators and expressions.

Chapter 3 threats control flow: if-else, switch, while, for, etc.

Chapter 4 covers functions and program structure - external variables, scope rules, multiple source files, and so on - and also touches on the preprocessor.

Chapter 5 discusses pointers and address arithmetic.

Chapter 6 covers structures and unions.

Chapter 7 describes the standard library, which provides a common interface to the operating system. This library is defined by the ANSI standard and is meant to be supported on all machines that support C, so programs that use it for input, output, and other operating system access can be moved from one system to another without change.

Chapter 8 describes an interface between C programs and the UNIX operating system, concentrating on input/output, the file system, and storage allocation. Although some of this chapter is specific to UNIX systems, programmers who use other systems should still find useful material here, including some insight into how one version of the standard library is implemented, and suggestions on portability.

Appendix A contains a language reference manual. The official statement of the syntax and semantics of the C language is the ANSI standard itself. That document, however, is intended foremost for compiler writers. The reference manual here conveys the definition of the language more concisely and without the same legalistic style. Appendix B is a summary of the standard library, again for users rather than implementers. Appendix C is a short summary of changes from the original language. In cases of doubt, however, the standard and one`s own compiler remain the final authorities on the language.

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Виктор, 09.08.2013 19:25

допечатана классическая книга: «Язык программирования C (Си)», Брайан У. Керниган, Деннис М. Ритчи, 2-е издание, бумага офсетная-белая, твердый переплет, 304 стр., ISBN 978-5-8459-0891-9, «ВИЛЬЯМС», 2013 -


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