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on 26 May 2014
You can avoid using the tricky bits of C and get by ok - but if you want to make good programs you have to use all the power of the language. This book helps you get a deeper understanding of C (it helped me as a casual programmer). I recommend it should not be rushed - take a paragraph and chapter at a time. Make sure you appreciate what the author is saying before moving on, its worth it.
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on 4 September 2012
I've been coding C for many, many years, and didn't expect that a 20 year old book could give me much news. However, this book took my understanding to a new level. It's also full of humor and good stories, which makes it really entertaining to read. Thank you, Peter, for writing such a fantastic book.

Peter? What about a second edition which covers C99 and C11?
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on 22 September 2016
A wonderful collection of anecdotes but awfully dated now.
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on 8 April 2016
Even though it sometimes references things that are not modern, the contents and the tips on C are extremely useful.
It is also a fun read, which is somehow impressive considering it is a programming book.
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on 17 December 2014
An excellent introduction to hidden aspects of the language and the build process of program, for those who already know the C language.
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on 12 October 2014
if only I had found this years earlier. Despite the books age it is still relevant and should be read by all developers
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on 12 January 2014
This is a great book, lots of funny and insightful tales of C and other languages. It seems rare that a technical book is both fun to read and technically insightful.
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on 6 June 2016
The quality of the binding of the book is rubbish. Tha book is amazing.
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on 12 March 2016
I re-read this all the time. One of the best C books ever.
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on 21 May 2016
Almost o.k.
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