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Extreme C

By : Kamran Amini
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Extreme C

By: Kamran Amini

Overview of this book

There’s a lot more to C than knowing the language syntax. The industry looks for developers with a rigorous, scientific understanding of the principles and practices. Extreme C will teach you to use C’s advanced low-level power to write effective, efficient systems. This intensive, practical guide will help you become an expert C programmer. Building on your existing C knowledge, you will master preprocessor directives, macros, conditional compilation, pointers, and much more. You will gain new insight into algorithm design, functions, and structures. You will discover how C helps you squeeze maximum performance out of critical, resource-constrained applications. C still plays a critical role in 21st-century programming, remaining the core language for precision engineering, aviations, space research, and more. This book shows how C works with Unix, how to implement OO principles in C, and fully covers multi-processing. In Extreme C, Amini encourages you to think, question, apply, and experiment for yourself. The book is essential for anybody who wants to take their C to the next level.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)


In this chapter, the following topics have been discussed:

  • The possible relationship types between classes and objects.
  • The differences and similarities between a class, an object, an instance, and a reference.
  • Composition, which entails that a contained object is totally dependent on its container object.
  • Aggregation, in which the contained object can live freely without any dependency on its container object.
  • The fact that aggregation can be temporary between objects, but it is defined permanently between their types (or classes).

In the next chapter, we continue to explore OOP, primarily addressing the two further pillars upon which it is based: inheritance and polymorphism.