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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

Manipulating array elements within a structure

We already have a Deck array and two operations in it InitializeDeck()andPrintDeck(). We now also have a Shuffled structure. We need to add operations to perform on it, such asInitializeShuffled()andPrintShuffled(). To this set of operations, we would add theShuffleDeck()function. The function prototypes for these would be as follows:

void InitializeShuffled( Shuffled* pShuffled , Deck[] pDeck ); 
void PrintShuffled( Shuffled* pShuffled );
void ShuffleDeck( Shuffled* pShuffled );

The InitializedShuffled()method isa bit different from InitializeDeck() because the function needs to know aboutDeckwhen we initialize our array of pointers. At this point, you might be wondering whetherDeckand its operations aresomehow very closely related toShuffledand its operations. The fact is, they are. We will combine both theDeckandShuffleddata structures as well as these operations in the final version of thecarddeck.cprogram. Before...