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    DescriptionFor software engineers and computer programmers who are writing, developing, testing, debugging software on either IBM PCs or Unix systems. Written for experienced C programmers who want to quickly pick up some of the insights and techniques of experts and master the fine arts of ANSI C, this volume passes on the wisdom of a highly experienced C compiler writer and his colleagues to help programmers reach new heights, and avoid common software pitfalls along the way. Using an original approach and a humorous style that makes deep knowledge both easy and accessible, it gathers into one place, tips, hints, shortcuts, guidelines, ideas, idioms, heuristics, tools, anecdotes, C folklore, and techniques that are often penciled in margins and on backs of papers by those working in the programming trenches-working on many different kinds of projects, over many, many years.

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    Expert C Programming
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Van Der Linden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780131774292
    ISBN 10: 0131774298

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
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    BIC subject category V2: UMX
    LC classification: QA76.73.C1
    B&T General Subject: 227
    DC22: 005.13/3, 005.133
    DC20: 005.133
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    Libri: I-XG
    BISAC V2.8: COM051060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16330
    B&T Approval Code: A93603278
    BIC subject category V2: UMC
    LC classification: QA76.73.C15 V356 1994
    Thema V1.0: UMX, UMC
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    Prentice Hall
    Publication date
    14 June 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Upper Saddle River
    Back cover copy
    This is a very different book on the C language! In an easy, conversational style, Peter van der Linden, of Sun's compiler and OS kernel group, presents dozens of astonishing examples drawn from practical experience, including: Software that blew up the space probe to VenusThe C bug that shut down the entire AT&T phone systemC programmer job interview secretsWhy programmers can't tell Halloween from Christmas dayThe C code for a complete BASIC interpreter"Expert C Programming" reveals the coding techniques used by the best C programmers. It relates C to other languages, and includes an introduction to C++ that can be understood by an programmer without weeks of mind-bending study. Covering both the IBM PC and UNIX systems, it is an entertaining and educational romp through C showing how experts really use it. "Expert C Programming" is a must read for anyone who wants to learn more about the implementation, practical use, and folklore of C."Not just clearly written, but fun to read. The tone and style of this text should make this a popular book with professional programmers. However, the tone of this book will make it very popular with undergraduates. Appendix A alone would make the purchase of this book a must. It's filled with great advice."--Professor Jack Beidler, Chairman, Department of Computer Science, University of Scranton"So that's why extern char *cp isn't the same as extern char cp. I knew that it didn't work despite their superficial equivalence, but I didn't know why. I also love the job interview test questions on C."--David S. Platt, Rolling Thunder Computing"In Expert C Programming, Peter van der Linden combines C language expertise and a subtle sense of humor to deliver a C programming book that stands out from the pack. In a genre too often known for windy, lifeless prose, van der Linden's crisp language, tongue-in-cheek attitude, and real-world examples engage and instruct."--John Barry, author of "Sunburst," "Technobabble," and other books
    Table of contents
    Introduction. 1. The ANSI C Standard. 2. It's Not a Bug, It's a Language Feature! 3. Unscrambling Declarations in C. 4. Thinking of Linking. 5. Poetry in Motion-Runtime Data Structures. 6. Why Programmers Can't Tell Halloween from Christmas Day. 7. The Shocking Truth: Arrays and Pointers Are Not Equivalent! 8. More about Arrays. 9. More about Pointers. 10. You Know C-C++ Is Easy! Appendix: C Interview Secrets.