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    10-23-2020, 06:11 PM
    A good friend of mine worked in a Java shop and preferred C over Java, but didn't have a choice. He complained "Java doesn't use pointers and wastes time doing boundary checks. It's like C with training wheels!" I do,...
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    10-23-2020, 01:53 PM
    I still have my original K&R book...paid $8.95 for it! Indeed, I became a convert to C because of that book and tried my best to "sell" it to others in the late 1970's. Honestly, I was not formally trained in...
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    10-09-2020, 02:05 PM
    Thanks for the kind words...they are appreciated! Jack, W8TEE
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    10-09-2020, 01:21 AM
    I don't think C has "perfect" encapsulation in that function definitions still lay outside the structure. Static functions help, but only at the file level. Someone once said that C gives you the power to shoot yourself...
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    10-08-2020, 08:26 PM
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with only doing programming when there's a task to be solved. Indeed, I also have another new book titled Microcontroller Projects for Amateur Radio...
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    10-08-2020, 01:06 PM
    The book really is a beginning C book. While I do have a chapter on C++ and introduce the reader to the OOP Trilogy, I do it to show that parts of the Trilogy (e.g., Encapsulation) can be done within a pure C framework....
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    10-06-2020, 01:44 AM
    I do spend a complete chapter on good function design, with special emphasis on writing cohesive and non-coupled functions. You should ask yourself: What could I have done back then to make it easier to understand what...
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    10-05-2020, 02:13 AM
    The book is available on Amazon and I'm using my web site, SoftwareControlledHamRadio, as a repository for related files (e.g., answers to the Exercises). The cover has a Look Inside banner so you can see the TOC and...
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    10-03-2020, 05:06 PM
    I looked on their site and saw style guidelines, but not an introduction to the language, which is what my book is.
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    10-03-2020, 03:26 PM
    It really depends upon your goals. If you're looking for a programming job, a good C++ book is probably the way to go. For those who intend to be "Project-oriented" programmers, I think C is a great place to start....
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    10-03-2020, 02:35 PM
    All: Most of you are seasoned programmers, but there's a significant knot of people here who are not. I am a retired professor from Purdue University's College of Technology and author of 20 programming books. I...
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