Hey programming nerds,

I’m going to be teaching a class on low level system programming, mostly in C, starting in February. The textbook keeps recommending people read K&R. As you know, K&R is quite old and contains much advice that is either obsolete or flat-out wrong by modern standards.

I would like to have an alternative to recommend to my students, but I learned C so long ago that I have no idea what’s out there. Please suggest books.


@zwol @brainwane Zed A. Shaw's "Learn C the Hard Way". Focuses on modern tools, practices, and defensive programming. Actually reminds you all the time about C's undefined behavior and footguns.

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