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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C traps and pitfalls. Read more Read less. He also explains in an appendix using the library variable-argument functions, which I have been trying to get working without any success C Traps and Pitfalls teaches how the peculiarities of the C language trsps it easy for the intended behavior of a program and the actual behavior of a program to differ.

Excellent classic C programming book.

pitfa,ls Programming isn’t exactly page-turning literature, but the author makes his point clearly and concisely. Pointers are not arrays. Using errno for error detection. Every programming language has aspects that are most likely to cause trouble for people not yet thoroughly familiar with them.

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It highlights many issues that I have pulled my hair out trying to find and fix in the programs I have written over the years, and also some new bugs that have yet to bite me.

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iptfalls I would describe myself as a very competent C programmer, but by no means an expert. Brian Kernighan supplied invaluable typesetting tools and assistance. Share your thoughts with other customers. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Trps. It goes over many what I deem obvious “traps and pitfalls” andree C. Programmers can get themselves into trouble in any language. I bought because it was required for a class, but I don’t plan to unload it afterwards – has a lot of good tips. I picked up quite a few nuggets from reading it. May 05, e rated it it was ok. Published January 11th by Addison-Wesley Professional first published The most dated thing is an appendix which covers varargs.

Chris rated it it was amazing Sep 04, C Traps and Pitfalls by Andrew Koenig. These aspects vary from one language to another, but are surprisingly constant from one programmer to another.

In addition to its examples, C Traps and Pitfalls offers adviceon: Even C experts yraps across problems that require days andrsw to fix. There’s some things found to be interesting, while all of the chapter on the preprocessor and macros was still relevant. Please try again later. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.


Pitfalps Bennett rated it really liked it May 14, This is an acceptable second argument to setbuf; it requests that stdout be unbuffered.

Nick Lagrow rated it it was ok Jun 02, Of course, I doubt any of the people I’ve mentioned actually invented the programming errors they pointed out to me, and if they did I doubt they’d admit it! It does not mention algorithms or data structures see Van Wyk: Null pointers are not null strings.

I’ll illustrate one of my favorite quotes with a code example closely a Good stuff, sound advice, and despite its age on the cusp of C89still mostly relevant. I started collecting C problems in and published the collection as an anvrew paper at the end of that year.

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I highly recommend this book for students and practicing programmers alike. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. People learn most effectively through experience–their own or someone else’s. Nov 27, Nick Black rated it it was ok. A Reference Manual, 5th Edition. Ships from and sold by Amazon.