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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

Automatic storage

Automatic storage means that memory is allocated by the compiler at precisely the point when a literal value, variable, array, or structure is declared. A less obvious but well-defined point is when a formal parameter to a function is declared. That memory is automatically deallocated at specific and other well-known points within the program.

In all cases except literal values, when this storage class is allocated, it is given a name—its variable name—along with its data type. Even a pointer to another, already allocated memory location is given a name. When that memory is an element of an array, it is the array name and its offset in the array.