} Hi i am _JUST_ a first year and have come to the conclusion that i need
} to learn to code C. Everything (well almost) seems to be written in C.
} It seems to be the common tounge of the information industry, so do any
} of you C types know any good books that i could buy to teach myself the
} language. Also what are the Good C compilers, should i learn C or C++
} or both, and if both which should i learn first.
Books: the Bible, "The C Programming Language", Kernighan & Ritchie.
C++: I've found Ira Pohl's book good -- can't remember the name right now,
but it's got raytraced chesspieces on the front.
A lot of people go from C to C++, but it's a different mode of thinking --
you should look at OO programming, design and analysis before even touching
C++ or you'll pick up some really bad habits.