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Extreme C

By : Kamran Amini
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Book Image

Extreme C

5 (1)
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)

Inheritance and Polymorphism

This chapter is a continuation of the previous two chapters, where we introduced how you can do OOP in C and reached the concepts of composition and aggregation. This chapter mainly continues the discussion regarding relationships between objects and their corresponding classes and covers inheritance and polymorphism. As part of this chapter, we conclude this topic and we continue with Abstraction in the following chapter.

This chapter is heavily dependent on the theory explained in the previous two chapters, where we were discussing the possible relationships between classes. We explained composition and aggregation relationships, and now we are going to talk about the extension or inheritance relationship in this chapter, along with a few other topics.

The following are the topics that will be explained throughout this chapter:

  • As explained earlier, the inheritance relationship is the first topic that we discuss. The...