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Hey everyone,

I never programmed before in no languages, but I would like to learn C, and I'm undecided on what book to read to learn from. I have no possible experience at all. May someone tell me as a beginner should I read either C Primer Plus by Prata? Or should I read C Programming: A Modern Approach by King? I believe C Primer Plus teaches the basics, so would I be better off reading that one first, and after reading all 17 chapters of that book, what book would I be ready to read next?

Thank you very much for any advice/info provided!

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Both would be suitable. King's book is more highly regarded by experienced programmers, but having read both, I think as an absolute beginner you may prefer Prata's book.

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Thank you. So after Prata's book, what book would I be ready for next? Maybe the King's book after the Prata's book? Or something different? Thank you again!

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It really depends on how much of Prata's book you actually learn. It covers pretty much everything you'll use on a regular basis, so if you learn the whole thing cover to cover, you should have little problem with any book on C.

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