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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

Verbalizing pointer operations

In this chapter, we have seen a variety of ways to describe pointers, what they point to, and how they are used. We will now turn our attention to how to verbalize various aspects of pointers. If we can consistently and clearly talk about pointers to ourselves, then we'll have a firmer grasp on how they operate and what we're actually doing with them.

Talking correctly leads to thinking clearly.

The following table shows some actions that we might carry out with pointers, the C syntax for each action (what we see in code), and, lastly, how to mentally verbalize that action:

Action Syntax Verbalization
Declare a pointer. int* pDim; pDim is a pointer to an...