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Improve your programming through a solid understanding of C pointers and memory management. With this practical book, you’ll learn how pointers provide the mechanism to dynamically manipulate memory, enhance support for data structures, and enable access to hardware. Author Richard Reese shows you how to use pointers with arrays, strings, structures, and functions, using memory models throughout the book.


On Jun 23 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: Pointers straight to the point
Pointers are the nemesis of most of newcomers to C. There are few issues related to this topic. Pointers arithmetics is confusing, people get confused when it comes to characters and strings, array based arithmetics using pointers will not make any beginner happy. Full Review  >

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On Jun 22 Satyajit Ranjeev wrote: Book Review - Understanding and Using C Pointers
I started developing an implementation of BK Trees in C recently. I had, many a time, played around with C but never done anything substantially big that would be deployed in some server. Now the time had come as the Python implementation was just too slow. Full Review  >

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On Jun 5 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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On Jun 2 Mat Powell wrote: Understanding & Using C Pointers
Pointers and memory management are probably the two most intimidating factors about C. Where was this book when I was in college? Understanding and Using C Pointers is probably the best book i’ve read on pointers and memory management. The author does an excellent job explaining the subject matter and providing clear, concise examples along with the text. Full Review  >

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On May 31 Kenta Hood wrote:
I would highly recommend this to anyone learning C and needs more information on pointers or a more seasoned individual that would like to expand their knowledge about pointers. Full Review  >

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On May 30 Anonymous Anonymous wrote: Terrific Book on Pointers & Memory Management!
Overall 4.5 I have read several books that address Pointers; so I’m very familiar with the concept, its flexibility & usefulness like with data types , functions, & memory. This book, however is all about Pointers. It delves deep into Pointers & integrates Memory Management to help study it. Full Review  >

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On May 17 Dylan Scott wrote: Great Pointer Resource
This book is ideal for the programmer who has only had a casual introduction to pointers. One example is that type size_t is explained and not just shown. Some of the tutorials I have seen use types like this in pointer discussions without giving the full explanation of what is going on. Full Review  >

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On May 14 Amit Saha wrote: Fantastic, must have for the C programmer.
The book is absolutely fantastic and if you have anything to do with C or simply wanted to read an entire book on pointers, this is it. You will learn a number of new things, and suddenly a number of pointer mysteries will be demystified. Full Review  >

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