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|Pair-Programming Instructors:||Ari Kobren
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Not everyone can afford to buy all the books required for the course, and some people just don't like to spend money on books. No one plan works for everyone, but here's what I believe:
You should have a copy of Hanson's C Interfaces and Implementations before class starts. You'll use it intensively throughout the term, but especially the first few weeks.
The devil's advocate says that the code is online and so is a PDF quick reference, so you don't need the book. You can definitely live without it, but it will cost you time. How much extra time are you willing to put in so that you don't have to buy this book?
The devil's advocate says that the Internet has plenty of good information about C and there is no need to buy a book. You'll need to know how effectively you can work with online information, vs a book you can write in, put stickies on pages, and so on.
Many students get through the entire semester without using Bryant and O'Hallaron. The book is useful primarily if you have trouble following lectures or if you need more depth than lectures can provide. (Lectures are intense and fast-paced, so many people do have trouble following lectures in real time.) And there are a few topics, like caches and assembly code, which may be hard to understand without some sort of book. I've advised people to pick up a used copy or even a used copy of the first edition.
The devil's advocate says that every year, a few students say that they found Bryant and O'Hallaron incredibly helpful. They say that they couldn't have gotten through 40 without it, or that it saved them lots of time and effort. The problem is I have no way of telling if you are going to be one of those students.
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