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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)
1
Section 1: C Fundamentals
10
Section 2: Complex Data Types
19
Section 3: Memory Manipulation
22
Section 4: Input and Output
28
Section 5: Building Blocks for Larger Programs

Other dynamic data structures

In this chapter, we have created a program that implements a singly-linked list where we can add and remove list elements, or list nodes, from the front or back of the list. This is a fairly general, minimal list implementation that leaves out a few other possibly useful operations, such as listConcatenate() to join two lists, listSplit() to break a list into two given criteria, listSort() to order the elements of the list in various ways, and listReverse() to reverse the elements of a list. We may also want to enhance our insert and remove operations so that we can add and remove nodes from anywhere in the list. Because of space limitations, we will not do so here.

The following is a brief, annotated list of other useful, possibly mind-bending, data structures:

  • Doubly-Linked List: A linked list that contains not only a single pointer to the next list node, but also another pointer that points to the preceding list node...