C Traps and Pitfalls has 70 ratings and 10 reviews. David said: Very good book, possible my third best book on C after K&R and ‘Expert C Programming’.T. This book helps to prevent such problems by showing how C programmers get themselves into trouble. Each of the book’s many examples has trapped a. In addition to its examples, C Traps and Pitfalls offers adviceon: avoiding off-by- one errors understanding and constructing function declarations understanding.

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I would describe myself as a very competent C programmer, but by no means an expert. Finding libraries that hold this item I’ll illustrate one of my favorite quotes with a code example closely adapted from the book, in a section on ensuring that your output buffers are flushed so that error messages don’t go into the bit bucket.

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Read more Read less. The most dated thing is an appendix which covers varargs. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The name field is required.

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Jan 01, Studentgu rated it really liked it. Customers who bought this item also bought. Top Reviews Most recent Top Pitfqlls. These aspects vary from one language to another, but are surprisingly constant from one programmer to another. Programmers can get themselves into trouble in any language.

Even C experts come across problems that require days of debugging to fix. Errors cannot be avoided by recipe. Pearson offers special pricing when you package your text with other student resources. People learn most effectively through experience–their own or someone else’s.


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Rickard Lindroth rated it really liked it Jun 06, The book’s experienced author, Koenig, follows up with examples and helpful pitfakls on many of these “pitfalls. This is a small book, and I read a chapter or two every night for a few days. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

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Comes with exercises and solutions to same. Kartik rated it liked it Feb 14, We don’t recognize your username or password. I found the narrative style enjoyable, and learned a few things along the way.