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K&R is now free!

archive.org/details/CProgrammi

This really is a great book, anyone who does any sort of programming should read it. It's not very long but really gives you an understanding of the fundamentals of C.

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@benofbrown I love K&R for how efficient the writing is. Absolutely every sentence is super useful information. But, as far as being a good book, last I heard, it was a great way to learn security mistakes... Has nothing replaced it in terms of teaching fundamentals?

@Slackwise Sorry, this got lost in my notifications, that post was more popular than I thought it would be!

The honest answer is I don't know. You'll probably disagree but I'd put security in a more advanced category than fundamentals, but then I'm not a developer.

@benofbrown I guess as a starting book, it could still be useful, but there are many books that would service someone better if they're trying to learn modern C that avoids many of the security pitfalls in the language.

@banjofox I bought a copy a long time ago, I still like having a physical copy and won't be getting rid of it any time soon.

@tjk Sorry for the delay, I got a lot of notifications on this post so your reply got a bit lost.

I've no idea, someone else has pointed out that just because it's on archive.org doesn't necessarily mean it's legit in copyright terms.

@benofbrown There are a lot of copyrighted media files on archive.org. I doubt this is a legal upload of Kernighan and Ritchie’s book on C.

@feli Sorry for the delay, I got a lot of notifications on this post so your reply got a bit lost.

I didn't realise that was the case, I though the books and stuff were legit on archive.org. I hope it is anyway.