7. Dial "C" for Computing

How I got into computing

While I was at University, as an undergraduate, I wrote a book about C Programming and promptly became in demand as a teacher — not in academia, but in industry. My tutor at Newcastle, who was in the maths department, discovered it and surprised me by buying it. I was supposed to report to him at the start and end of each term. I know he read it because he impressed me, jokingly, by telling me that I’d been rude to my readers. In one of the examples about valid identifiers, there were alternatives a), b), c), etc, I had f) _off as the option —…



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