Re: C Book?

"Andrew Wilson" <>
14 Nov 2001 23:23:01 -0500

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From: "Andrew Wilson" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 14 Nov 2001 23:23:01 -0500
Organization: Cybercity
References: 01-11-071
Keywords: C, books, comment
Posted-Date: 14 Nov 2001 23:23:01 EST

> target c )for a company I work for. I want to know what is the
> standard book for C generally used by the compiler writers.

The C Bible (Kernighan and Ritchie)?

The C Programming Language
Brian W.Kernighan and Dennis M.Ritchie
Prentice-Hall Software Series
ISBN 0-13-110163-3
Copyright C 1978 by Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated
[It's a fine description of the language and reference for
programmers, but it doesn't go into the dusty nooks and crannies like
Steele does, and that's what compiler writers need. -John]

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