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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
Getting Input from the Command Line

Up to this point, we have not read any input for any of our programs from any source. All program data has been hardcoded in the program itself. In this chapter, we will begin exploring programming input with one of the simplest available methods—inputting from the console's command line.

We will revisit the main() function with our added knowledge of function parameters and arrays of strings. We will then explore how to retrieve strings via an argument to the main() function.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding the two forms of main()
  • Understanding how argc and argv are related
  • Writing a program to retrieve values from argv and print them