For awhile now, I’ve been concerned that I’m lacking some more primal knowledge. I’ve never worked in C or C++, and have only a passing familiarity with the family. Had I gone through any sort of formal Comp Sci program, I’m sure I would have had more exposure to them than I currently do.

I’ve been toying with Rust for a bit now, and that’s all well and good, as far as safe, compiled languages go, but Rust is neither historical or particularly widespread.

To this end, I’ve picked up a copy of the classic K&R Bible, Second Edition. Am I making a mistake here? Is C knowledge even necessary, or relevant? I’m of the opinion that any knowledge is good knowledge, but if you think this is a waste of time, let me know in the comments.*

— M

* Note to self, install comment system. If you seriously want to let me know what you think, and I do want to hear from you there’s always [email protected], at least until I make comments a thing.