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RE: off topic/learning C

On 19-Jan-99 ktb wrote:
> Hi,  I posted to the Debian user's group the other day and asked for
> advice on which computer language to learn in order to program for
> Linux.  The language I chose was C.  The book to learn from, "Practical
> C Programming" O'reilly.  Well I tried to make my first program "Hello
> World" following the instructions in the book and guess what, I couldn't
> get it to work.  If I can't learn to do the first simple program, from
> supposedly one of the best books to learn C in the Linux environment,
> I'm in trouble.  I was wondering if any of you know of an email list
> such as Debian User's but for people learning C in the Linux
> environment?  I looked for tutorials online for programming in Linux but
> didn't find what I was looking for.  I'm new to Linux and haven't
> learned a computer language before.  I'm thinking about possibly going
> to school to learn programming but I'd like to try learning some myself
> before I take the big plunge.  Any advice would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Kent

There's the newsgroup comp.lang.c, but I've never been inside there, so I don't
know what its like.

I'm quite willing to answer C questions in private email, however, so mail


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