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comment Is there a canonical book on C Programming in GNU/Linux?
Of all the answers I've received, this one comes closest to addressing my needs. The book linked here comes with an ebook (Kindle) edition, is modern, and covers the specifics of GNU and Linux programming. Thank you for also explaining why this book is valuable. It's clearly not intended as an introduction to C programming, though, so I will have to pair this with another book.
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comment Is there a canonical book on C Programming in GNU/Linux?
An example is this discussion I found while doing my initial research: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1900103 . It is not the only place I found criticism of K&R's book, but the criticisms are representative of what I've seen. Now, as someone coming into this with no prior knowledge of the subject, it's difficult for me to evaluate the validity of the criticism; nevertheless, it's enough to give me pause. It's also hard to dismiss the criticism on the basis of some people claiming that nothing important has changed in decades; it just seems unlikely to me.
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comment Is there a canonical book on C Programming in GNU/Linux?
Thank you for at least acknowledging the crux of my question. So far you're the only one who's actually addressed everything I've asked. I appreciate the effort you've put into this response.
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comment Is there a canonical book on C Programming in GNU/Linux?
In the research I've done online before posting this question, I've come across a number of discussions regarding K&R code not adhering to modern coding recommendations. I am sure that reading K&R will no doubt give me a strong grasp of the language, but I need my code to be maintainable by others, and so I'd like to not form coding habits that others will see as poor. My thought was that I would read K&R as perhaps my second book on C.
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