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Caused more confusion than it provided answers !
on 25 October 2001
I must be almost alone in the world of reviewers since I do not rate Ashenden's book highly at all. Although an experienced engineer, my background is in software (Tcl-Tk, C, Assembler, etc) with hardware design done with schematic capture.
I was looking for a book which would help me transistion from schematic to text hardware design, and which would make sense given my programming experience.
I found this book extremely confusing as it did not describe the use of header files, prototyping, etc. in a way that I was familiar with. I do not doubt the information is in it, but it was just not in a form I was able to easily digest.
The book seems to work well with many people, and it might do for you. Personally, I find the book extremely frustrating, and am looking to find a better one. When I do, this one will be used to prop up a table leg.