Book Image

Learn C Programming

By : Jeff Szuhay
Book Image

Learn C Programming

By: Jeff Szuhay

Overview of this book

C is a powerful general-purpose programming language that is excellent for beginners to learn. This book will introduce you to computer programming and software development using C. If you're an experienced developer, this book will help you to become familiar with the C programming language. This C programming book takes you through basic programming concepts and shows you how to implement them in C. Throughout the book, you'll create and run programs that make use of one or more C concepts, such as program structure with functions, data types, and conditional statements. You'll also see how to use looping and iteration, arrays, pointers, and strings. As you make progress, you'll cover code documentation, testing and validation methods, basic input/output, and how to write complete programs in C. By the end of the book, you'll have developed basic programming skills in C, that you can apply to other programming languages and will develop a solid foundation for you to advance as a programmer.
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Section 1: C Fundamentals
Section 2: Complex Data Types
Section 3: Memory Manipulation
Section 4: Input and Output
Section 5: Building Blocks for Larger Programs


In this chapter, we learned about user-defined C structures. This is one of the most powerful ways of representing real-world objects in a cohesive and clear manner. First, we learned how to declare structures of our basic intrinsic types and custom types (enum). Then, we explored how to directly access and manipulate the components of C structures. The only simple operation that we can perform on structures in toto is the assignment operator.

We also explored how to manipulate structures via functions that access structure components and manipulate either the individual components, the entire structure, or multiple structures at the same time. We then expanded on the concept of what can be in a structure by defining structures of other structures. Finally, we learned that while C is not an object-oriented language, we saw how C structures are the stepping stone to the languages that are object-oriented.

You may have found that, while using enums and structs...