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    Would someone recommend the book of Prata C Primer Plus?


    I have zero experience in all languages out there. I would like to learn C for now. I am doing this on my own, and don't have a clue. I am doing this using my only computer I have which is a Windows 7 desktop 32-bit (x86) PC. Would someone recommend reading a beginner book something like Prata C Primer Plus? Or would someone recommend reading a different beginner book? The compiler I would like to use and setup would be the GUI of MinGW using Code::Blocks. I wouldn't mind using a command line, but I don't know any commands to save my life. I'm sorry, but its true!

    Thank you for any advice,
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    Go to amazon and check the reviews of the book. While your at Amazon you could also check out

    The C Programming Language by Kernighan & Ritichie.
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    Elsewhere and here as well

    But then again, you've been showing up every couple of years or so to ask basically the same questions.

    Personally, I would suggest you start with something simpler, like Python.
    You might actually get to a point where you get the "buzz" of making something useful to work.

    Because it takes a long time to get to the point where you can do something useful in C, and it seems you always give up and come back for another go a year or two later.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    I'm pretty new at C also, but I did have experience elsewhere. Python would be a great place to start, but if you have your heart set on C the book I used, while a little out dated, is The C Programming Language, by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Richie, the writers of the actual C language.

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