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    C Compiler to use in Windows with K & R Book examples
    PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:09 am Reply with quote
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    A colleague recently came to me and asked me to recommend a good programming book. I immediately thought of:

    The C Programming Language, Second Edition
    by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie.

    This was the book given to all students at my university in the mid 1980's for the Program In Computing class*.

    So now, how do you get started? Here is a nifty freeware C compiler from HI-TECH Software. It will allow you to try some of the examples from the Kernighan and Ritchie book. It is a great way to start with C.

    Here is the home page:
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    Download pacific.exe and run the extractor. In reading the K & R book you can substitute "pacc" for "cc" to run the c compiler. Be sure to add the path to the PACIFIC\bin directory so that you can call pacc from anywhere using the Windows command prompt. You could even rename pacc.exe to cc.exe if it might help you.

    *Now in 2005, the language for that same class is C++, not C. Pascal was also one of the offered PIC classes. Students are given copies of Visual Studio 2003 as part of the textbook. I took Comp Sci 10F, Introduction to Programming (Fortran), as part of my engineering degree requirements. This class is still offered. I figured at the time that Fortran was the language of engineering...
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