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... that such an outdated book might not be a good introduction to C
on 3 August 2017
If you're worried that such an outdated book might not be a good introduction to C.. think again. This book isn't for people new to programming, just new to C, but this is an exciting relic even for modern day programmers. If you've ever used linux and specifically the linux terminal, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that you'll be reimplementing some of the tools you may already be familiar with in linux. The guys that brought you the C language and the Unix operating system provide a thorough introduction to C as it was when it became the language of choice for operating systems and given how little C truly has changed in the past few decades, you'll manage to follow the examples with ease.
This is a good book if you're interested in C, and a great book if you combine that with a strong interest in Linux. Otherwise, you might look elsewhere for a more modern approach to C programming. You won't find much guidance in the way of developing large software projects in C, but playing around and implementing command line tools is all here.