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Dennis Ritchie, one of the originators of Unix and C died on 12 October 2011. The manual he wrote with Brian Kernighan -The C Programming Guide - is a classic example of style and is the C programmer's bible and is known simply as as K&R


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Dennis Ritchie, one of the originators of Unix and C died on 12 October 2011. The manual he wrote with Brian Kernighan -The C Programming Guide - is a classic example of style and is the C programmer's bible and is known simply as as K&R
Sorry to see that. I've had a (now well-worn) copy of that little white book on my shelf for over 30 years now.

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C still has the cleanest, most elegant syntax and generates the fastest, most compact object code (after assemler). I too have the book! I read somewhere the difference between smart and genius is that when someone thats smart does something you think to yourself: "I could have done that too", whereas when a genius does something new you always think "I would have never thought of that." Whell, for me C is definitely is the genius category. Cheers, - jahman.

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I too still have my K&R book. Its the one programming book I'd never throw away, even though I haven't cracked it open in years.


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I don't think anyone who's used K&R will ever throw it away!


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