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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


In this chapter, we fairly exhaustively explored output formatting for integers—both signed and unsigned—floating-point numbers, characters, and strings. Example programs that demonstrate the most common and useful combinations of print modifiers were also presented. However, not all the possible combinations nor modifiers were demonstrated. These programs can and should be used as starting points for further experimentation for your specific output formatting needs. These programs are also valuable to verify how a particular C runtime performs because there are always minor differences from one implementation of C to the next. This is one place where differences appear most often.

In the next two chapters, we will explore getting simple input from the command line and then getting formatted and unformatted input from the console. We will then expand those topics in subsequent chapters even further for files, including reading various inputs from...