Or have a copy of the manual open beside you. Hell, I have an HTML copy of K&R that I refer to at least once or twice a week.
Yeah sorry, I meant an online copy. I've been around long enough that I've done paper and online in equal amounts, and tend to use the terms interchangably. An online copy is often more useful, as you can just C&P API calls. Paper copies of anything are for reading in transit . Absolutely, read the whole thing through, but just to get a general idea of what's possible with the library. Then look it up when you need to - the docs are well laid out.