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Let Us C (Computer Science) [Paperback]

Yashavant P. Kanetkar

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1 Mar 2008 1934015253 978-1934015254 8
Considered to be one of the best-selling programming books ever written, the eighth edition has now been edited, revised, and updated. A CD-ROM with demos, code, compiler, executables, and MATLAB examples has been added to the book. Simplicity and an easy narration style are the hallmarks of the book, which have made its previous seven editions immensely successful. Today s C programmer (still the language of choice in science, engineering, game programming and for handheld devices) has to master the complexities of the language and contend with its usage in environments like Windows, Linux, and for the Internet. This book covers these three aspects of C programming and doesn t assume any programming background. It begins with the basics and steadily builds the pace, so the reader finds it easy to handle more complicated topics later. This popular author has crafted hundreds of excellent programming examples and exercises for every aspect of C programming.

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Yashavant P. Kanetkar is a popular author and world-renowned instructor who has written several books and software programs in C and C++.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! Only for beginners. 5 Mar 2014
By Kunal - Published on Amazon.com
This books is for you only if :

1) You are completely new to C.
2) Have no prior or little knowledge or programming.
3) Want to develop logical thinking with c programming.

The author explains basic programming concepts in much detail to get you started with programming.
If you have knowledge of other programming language then you might be familiar with for loops and if statements.
In that case you can get another book for quick translation. This books assumes that you haven't done any programming before.
Several basic data types and control statements are covered in depth.
I would recommend to get a copy of Let us C solutions for practice problems too.
32 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Let Us Be Serious.... 8 Jan 2010
By Riccardo Audano - Published on Amazon.com
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I am totally at a loss at figuring out this ridiculous excuse for a book had managed to survive eight editions...this is an insult and and a mockery to the C language and to everyone who is serious and curious enough to learn it,in these days dominated by the "easier" C# , Java &co.
There is actually a dire need for a comprehensive, accurate, engaging and fun to read book on C (the one I dream about would be one introducing at the same time operating system and C programming, or embedded programming and C) so even a mediocre text would be welcome, but reading this one will be a major waste of time or money for any reader, and as other have noted might even be dangerous as it will lull you into the illusion of knowing the fundamentals of C programming while you have barely scratched its surface.
This book is so bad that I don 't even know where to start to bash it.. it's a superficial, boring, wordy descriprion of the syntax illustrated by stupidly simple examples, it won't teach you neither programming conceps nor the richness , intricacies and richness of the language. Being such an "essential" language, C can be made to appear deceptively simple. That's exactly what this text does. Dynamic memory allocation is barely mentioned, pointers get just a cursory treatment.. no mention whatsoever about data structures.. basically all you can do after wading through the hundreds of pages of this text is writing for loops and if conditionals...
As if this was not enough, this book is abysmally obsolete. The author has evidently never taked the trouble to update his text through the many editions.. it's still about 16 bit integers and turbo c/c++, and towards the end it talks about win32 programming (yeah the hungarian notation ridden basic windows API..) like the brave new word of programming! And then it proceeds to plaster a few pages with win32 api call. And then, to be politically correct, and insult the linux world in addition to the windows one, it proceeds to show a few idiotic 10 line programs about process forking on linux. The final cherry is the CD. On it you will find: the watcom c/c++ compiler (which does not get even mentioned once in the text, which speaks about configuring Turbo C/C++!!!) and a bunch of totally unrelated and C programs about fractal image generation and simulations that has no connection whatsoever with the book and the author has scraped up God knows where..
In short this is not just a book written by an incompetent author, but worse, a book written by an author who 's purposedly trying to fool you into thinking that he's teaching you something of value while he's just wasting your precious money and time.
Avoid like plague.
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for sound fundamentals 19 Nov 2010
By Rahul Gupta - Published on Amazon.com
This is a excellent book that uses a simple language. One of the few technical books that demystifies the many jargons in C.

I learnt my C programming from this book and count as one of the best books I have read.

Many technical authors focus on making the reader think that the author is a geek and too good for mortals to understand. This author does a really good job of making you the geek.

Before reading this book, my head would spin when somebody made use of technical C jargon. After reading this book, I was totally comfortable with all those jargon.
4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A reference any computer library must have. 20 Jun 2008
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
The 8th updated edition of a classic considered a foundation work in C programming is now available, and any college-level or technical library strong in C programming will find the new edition has been extensively edited, revised, and updated, complete with a CD-ROM added with more examples. From hundreds of step-by-step examples and exercises for self-study to a basic coverage focusing on both the latest techniques and introductory material for beginners, LET US C is a reference any computer library must have.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 2 Jun 2012
By MyBlackSon - Published on Amazon.com
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I am unable to do a full review but I still can give a review of the first hundred pages. Great book! It is an easy to understand book and explains everything about the C language in a way where anyone (including people who have no programming experience) can understand with no hassle! Great book!

- MyBlackSon
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