|C Book? firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Canoodt) (2001-11-11)|
|Re: C Book? email@example.com (Dave H) (2001-11-14)|
|Re: C Book? firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Wilson) (2001-11-14)|
|Re: C Book? email@example.com (Alan Lehotsky) (2001-11-17)|
|From:||Alan Lehotsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||17 Nov 2001 00:37:59 -0500|
|Organization:||Quality Software Management|
|Posted-Date:||17 Nov 2001 00:37:59 EST|
"Dave H" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I would say that "The C Programming Language" by K&R is still one of the
> best. At my jobs, almost all developers have a copy on their desks.
> - Dave
> Steve Canoodt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Hi, I am new to Compilers and will be debugging a pre compiler (
> > 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.
Well, the obvious answer to that question should have been
American National Standard for Information Systems -
Programming Language C, ANSI X3.159-1989 (Or its ISO C equivalent)
(actually, you should really have the 9x version, not the
and my expanded list would include
Harbison & Steele's "C: A Reference Manual"
Plaugher: "The Standard C Library"
K&R is absolutely USELESS to a compiler writer! (And I say this as
someone with over 20 years of compiler implementation experience!)
It is however still a simple concise introduction to the C language.
Quality Software Management
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