C Pocket Reference
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2002
Pages: 144

C is one of the oldest programming languages and still one of the most widely used. Whether you're an experienced C programmer or you're new to the language, you know how frustrating it can be to hunt through hundreds of pages in your reference books to find that bit of information on a certain function, type or other syntax element. Or even worse, you may not have your books with you. Your answer is the C Pocket Reference. Concise and easy to use, this handy pocket guide to C is a must-have quick reference for any C programmer. It's the only C reference that fits in your pocket and is an excellent companion to O'Reilly's other C books.Ideal as an introduction for beginners and a quick reference for advanced programmers, the C Pocket Reference consists of two parts: a compact description of the C language and a thematically structured reference to the standard library. The representation of the language is based on the ANSI standard and includes extensions introduced in 1999. An index is included to help you quickly find the information you need.This small book covers the following:

  • C language fundamentals
  • Data types
  • Expressions and operators
  • C statements
  • Declarations
  • Functions
  • Preprocessor directives
  • The standard library
O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among programmers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point in your work and need to get to a solution quickly, the new C Pocket Reference is the book you'll want to have.
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    4.0

    PDF version is great on iPads/ereaders.

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      Comments about oreilly C Pocket Reference:

      Simple reference. I had to debug some old code and need a good refresher.

       
      5.0

      Clear, succinct, covers what you need

      By The King

      from Toronto, ON

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      • Concise
      • Covers just what you need
      • Easy to understand
      • Inexpensive
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      • A bit too basic for some

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      Comments about oreilly C Pocket Reference:

      This is a superb compact C reference. It covers all important syntax, rules, and formats, and includes just what you need from the standard library in a very clear and succinct manner. I strongly recommend the print version of this book, as it's inexpensive, very compact, you can find everything you need in seconds, and it feels great to have the real thing in your hands.

      A must have for every C programmer.

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      5.0

      Best 10$ spent if your learning C

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        Comments about oreilly C Pocket Reference:

        I was learning C with background in ASM and BASIC. This book saved me hours of sifting threw the standard books in pdf format. Its a small book so its portable. I hate killing trees but this book is so useful I recommend the print version. The information is organized so it is easy to find. I liked that it focused on the language NOT the compiler. I was learning C specifically for PIC so it was nice not to spend lots of time separating that information from what I wanted.
        For ten bucks if you code in C and ever look up syntax this book probably doesn't have any cons. For $10.00 , in print form, it is a must have if your learning C.

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        5.0

        Best C reference I've read

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        The is the best C reference I've read. It covers all the important features of C in a concise style. You will not find many examples, tutorial prose, or advise. What you will find is plenty of tables and carefully written explanations that tell the reader everything he needs to know.

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        5.0

        A necessary book

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        I think this book is awesome. I'm able to find the syntax of every command in half second. I suggest this book to everyone that programs in C

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        I am programming in c lanugage so this book is neccesary for me. I like it - good comprehesive text and small size! Kate Lea

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