- Advanced Programming in the Unix environment where C is used.
- GoF book where examples are in C++/Smalltalk .
- Algorithm Design Manual by Steven Skienna where again C is used.
I do not intend to work on C/C++ projects. So I do not want to spend a whole lot of time learning the intricacies of these languages but I would like to at least have some working knowledge so that I can understand at least 80% of the examples in those books. I do not want to miss out on the essence of these classic books. What should I do about this?