[plt-scheme] Re: [OT] Making the transition from Java to C

From: Sigrid (keydana at gmx.de)
Date: Thu Sep 24 05:23:38 EDT 2009


for C I don't know (also read Kernighan/Ritchie only), but for C++ I
could recommend "C++ for Java programmers" by Mark Allen Weiss. It
does not waste your time with explaining things you  guessed anyway,
but really focuses on the differences between the languages.
(Still, I find it hard to develop an interest in C++ when your first
language was Java, as even if you're not a Java enthusiast things get
only worse with C++... well, in general. With C I think it could be
different. And given that Kernighan/Ritchie is so short and such a
classic, IMHO it's perhaps best to read it quickly and then lookat
some real C code. At least that's what I imagine I would do :-) )


On 24 Sep., 09:43, Andrei Estioco <chadesti... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello. Can anyone suggest a good (and hopefully, free online) guide for
> someone with Java experience wanting to learn C? I am currently reading The
> C Programming Language by Kernighan and Ritchie. However, I find that the
> first few chapters are wasting my time as they are mostly concerned with
> syntax issues--something I can easily adapt to given my experience in Java.
> On the other hand, I do not want to skip chapters as I might miss some
> important points.
> Much thanks,
> --
> Chad Estioco
> BS Computer Science (ongoing)
> University of the Philippines-Diliman
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