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on 21 November 2001
I don't understand why this gets such consistently high ratings. I purchased this on the basis of the reviews and read the first few chapters, since then it has been gathering dust. I'm sure it was a highly influential book back in 1986 but it now seems dated.
This is really a programmers work book looking at a number of very specific C programming problems. The examples in the book are very low level, working with the small amounts of memory and disk space available to programmers nearly 20 years ago it seems to have limited relevance to today's environments. Without a knowledge of C the examples are difficult to follow.
For someone learning C, working through the problems in the book would no doubt be useful and informative.
For the rest of us the more general good practice points can be found in many better books, e.g. Code Complete.
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