Slug: short-xmas-list Date: 2000-12-16 Title: Short XMAS List layout: post



Electric Drill

Computer Books. I think I may want the canonical C book, whatever it is. If you know what the canonical C book may be, please let me know. I've heard it mentioned before - one of the authors is something like Kearny, or Kearnsey? I can't remember for the life of me.

Wait - found it. The C Programming Language. Kernigan and Richie, or the "K+R" C book.

Of my 355 search results (for "Programming C") on Fatbrain, the K+R book was the first hit returned. The second hit was Object-Oriented Programming and the Objective C Programming Language. This is funny, because I'm getting into programming for "Mac OS X", and this book is Apple's intro to that environment. I don't want this one, though, because I can download it here. However, if anyone else can suggeest good dead-tree books that will help me, let me know.

Also, I'd like the Design Patterns book.