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C Primer Plus, Sixth Edition by Stephen Prata

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Preface

C was a relatively little-known language when the first edition of C Primer Plus appeared in 1984. Since then, the language has boomed, and many people have learned C with the help of this book. In fact, C Primer Plus throughout its various editions has sold over 550,000 copies.

As the language has grown from the early informal K&R standard through the 1990 ISO/ANSI standard through the 1999 ISO/ANSI standard to the 2011 ISO/IEC standard, so has this book matured through this, the sixth edition. As with all the editions, my aim has been to create an introduction to C that is instructive, clear, and helpful.

Approach and Goals

My goal is for this book to serve as a friendly, easy-to-use, self-study guide. To accomplish that objective, ...

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