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    A good friend of mine worked in a Java shop and...

    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...
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    I still have my original K&R book...paid $8.95...

    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...
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    Thanks for the kind words...they are appreciated!...

    Thanks for the kind words...they are appreciated!

    Jack, W8TEE
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    I don't think C has "perfect" encapsulation in...

    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...
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    There's absolutely nothing wrong with only doing...

    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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    The book really is a beginning C book. While I do...

    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...
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    I do spend a complete chapter on good function...

    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...
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    The book is available on Amazon and I'm using my...

    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...
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    I looked on their site and saw style guidelines,...

    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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    It really depends upon your goals. If you're...

    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...
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    New Programming Resource

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    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...
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