It has been a journey of almost a decade from the stage the book
idea of “Let Us C” was conceived up to the release of this Fifth
Edition. During this journey I have met so many students,
developers, professors, publishers and authors who expressed their
opinions about Let Us C. They have been the main motivators in
my effort to continuously improve this book.
In particular I am indebted to Manish Jain who had a faith in this
book idea, believed in my writing ability, whispered the words of
encouragement and made helpful suggestions from time to time.
The five editions of this book saw several changes and facelifts.
During this course people like Ajay Joshi, Amol Tambat, Ajay
Daga, Nandita Shastri, Mrunal Khandekar and Rahul Bedge
helped in writing programs, spotting bugs, drawing figures and
preparing index. I trust that with their collective acumen all the
programs would run correctly in all situations.
Anup Das, my colleague has a lot of influence on this Fifth
Edition. He helped my clarify my thoughts and pointing me in the
direction of Windows and Linux. He sincerely wanted this edition
to offer “C, in today’s perspective”. I am hopeful that his dream
has been realized.
I thank Seema, my wife, for her friendship and for her
contributions in everything that I do in IT in ways more than she
could ever guess. Though she is a Gynecologist by profession she
has the uncanny ability to come up with suggestions that make me
feel “Oh, why didn’t it occur to me”.
And finally my heartfelt gratitude to the countless students who
made me look into every nook and cranny of C. I would forever
remain indebted to them..