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Learn C Programming

By : Jeff Szuhay
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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

Other uses oftypedef

We began this chapter by discussing C's various types beyond arithmetic types and custom types. It should come as no surprise, then, that typedef can apply to more than just the types we have explored in this chapter. typedef can be applied to the following types:

  • Arrays (explored in the next chapter, Chapter 11, Working with Arrays)
  • Pointer types (explored in Chapter 13, Using Pointers)
  • Functions
  • Pointers to functions

We mention these here as a matter of completeness only. When we explore pointers, we will touch on using typedef on variables of pointer types. However, the use of typedef for the other types is somewhat advanced conceptually and beyond the scope of this book.