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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)

Abstraction and OOP in C++

This is the final chapter on OOP in C. In this chapter, we are going to cover the remaining topics and introduce you to a new programming paradigm. In addition, we explore C++ and look at how it implements object-oriented concepts behind the scenes.

As part of this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Firstly, we discuss the Abstraction. This continues our discussion regarding inheritance and polymorphism and will be the last topic that we cover as part of OOP in C. We show how abstraction helps us in designing object models that have the maximum extendibility and the minimum dependencies between its various components.
  • We talk about how object-oriented concepts have been implemented in a famous C++ compiler, g++ in this case. As part of this, we see that how close the approaches that we have discussed so far are in accordance with the approaches that g++ has taken to provide the same concepts.

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