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    Default You should either use a library "as-is" or do a lot of C tutorials

    Could you help me point out what does "as is" mean in the following sentence?
    You should either use a library "as-is" or do a lot of C tutorials.
    Here they are saying about C programming language.
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    Default Re: You should either use a library "as-is" or do a lot of C tutorials

    "As is" usually means "as it is in its current/basic/normal state", ie without any additions or without making any changes to it.

    I bought a computer last week. I could use it "as is" or I could choose to personalise it, add programs I want and perhaps even take it apart and mess around with the hardware, change the operating system etc. If I choose to use it "as is", I can just open the box, plug in the computer and start using it without making any changes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: You should either use a library "as-is" or do a lot of C tutorials

    In terms of software libraries, they are pre-written tools that you can use when you are programming. You would use it as it is. It is expecting certain inputs and delivers certain outputs. You can't change that unless you want to learn a bunch of complex things about the software in order to allow you to customize this library.

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