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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

Using a structure with an array of structures

Because a deck of cards and a shuffled deck of cards are so similar, it makes somewhat more sense to combine them into a single structure, rather than have to declare and manipulate them separately. Our final Deck structure will consist of two arrays—one of an ordered set of cards and another of pointers to cards in that deck, which can then be shuffled as needed. We will add additional information to the Deck structure to keep track of whether the deck is shuffled and how many cards have been dealt.

As we enhance our Deck structure and create/modify operations on the new structure, you should notice how little any of the other structures and methods already created will need to be changed, if at all.