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[ale] C on Linux



On Saturday 09 March 2002 10:29 am, Master Wizard wrote:
> I am ready to start learning more about Linux and want to get into C on
> Linux. I have several books on C and C++, but they gloss over any
> platform specifics. I have a passing familiarity with vi and have looked
> at emacs. I have also looked at some X based IDE's.
>
> I would like to stay away from X as many of my systems are built on
> older (486 and P1) hardware and X does not run well. I think emacs might
> be the best choice, but I need to find some help with setting up and
> using it for programming with C. Things like compiling, linking and
> testing from emacs. Syntax highlighting, command completaion or anything
> else it supports.
>
> Any good books, websites or other resources for this type of information?
>
> I have programmed with basic, C, Pascal and perl before and currently do
> Java professionally. I am looking to expand my skills and need help with
> the environment specifically, not programming in general.
>
> Thanks,
> Ed.
>
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Try Linux Application Development, from Addison-Wesley, or the Wrox Press 
series on Linux Development as books to start with.

Programming in C with standard libraries works just fine from the command 
line. However, it is the OS resources and API's that are necessary to 
something more interesting, as you note in your email. These books have some 
of that information.

hth,

-ronc

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