C Unleashed (Unleashed)
||Author: Richard Heathfield, Lawrence Kirby, Mike Lee, Mathew Watson, Ben Pfaff|
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Publisher: SAMS (07 July, 2000)
Sales Rank: 233,302
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Does not live up to its name
This book didn't teach me any new or exciting aspects of the C language. The title suggests that this book is going to let the dog of the leash and go wild with the C language but no. The content focuses on the latest C9X standards alot and displays some examples of nice algorithms that have been thought up before by someone else. Great is your a 'strictly by the rules' programmer, but its not for me. There are many good things that can be done in C programming which are non compliant with the C9X standards, particularly inter-system processes, and these are the kind of things I would like to see published in a book of this sort.? It's a pretty basic book which whines on about standards too much and nothing like the title makes out. It focuses on what you can or can't do within the rules of the C9X standards and its quite amusing that the title contradicts the contents of the book. Another one for the charity shop.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Like an orange...
Im not an advaced programmer, but reading some parts... I learned a lot of good things. I couldnt describe them here, but i will implement them on the future projects ahead. Things that I think are essential to the industry grade programmer and to becoming one.
The material was delivered clearly, not necessarily simple... but it is clear. The book is worth all my hard saved money... and im glad to have it, and its fun to read too...
Rating: 1 out of 5
Would not recommend it.
I found this book to be very poorly written and unsatisfactory. It contained lots of bad algorithms and poor coding. Much of the code was unusable and the methods explained were very simple. I could have done without it to be honest. Avoid this book if you want to learn how to program properly
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