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C Primer Plus, Fourth Edition by Stephen Prata

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Why C?

During the past three decades, C has become one of the most important and popular programming languages. It has grown because people try it and like it. In the past decade, many have moved from C to the more ambitious C++ language, but C is still an important language in its own right, as well a migration path to C++. As you learn C, you will recognize its many virtues (see Figure 1.1). Let's preview a few of them now.

Figure 1.1. The virtues of C.

Design Features

C is a modern language incorporating the control features found desirable by the theory and practice of computer science. Its design makes it natural for users to use top-down ...

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