I am interested in leaning C programming, and wanted to ask if there are any sites/books that other people can recommend? I am aware that C is a very difficult language to learn and use, but it has always a sort of project for me and I would like have a go Also can anyone recommend a basic (freeware) compiler?
To put it simply, C lacks many security checks, so buggy code can have
awful consequences. A large part of all hacking activities is possible thanks
to the security weaknesses of C and C++. To quote Stroustrup : “C makes it
easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do
succeed, you will blow away your whole leg.”
So is it worth me using a less important computer (like my old laptop; P3 1ghz, 256mb, 98se) to code? I really can’t risk destroying this one As Im just starting off I know Im gonner make a good amount of errors.
have you programmed in any language before? c is NOT very newbie friendly. learning to use it isnt very hard, but using it well can be. lots of libraries that can be/need to be used. or you could write your own.
//methinks spath should write a book on how to mess with peoples bad c. or maybe not
I always wanted to learn C as well (or any of it’s offshoot C+, C++, C#), but I decided to mess with Visual Basic first since it’s a lot more “user friendly” and still quite powerful. I guess it also depends on what you want to use the language for.