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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

Creating a sorted list of names with fgets() and fputs()

To finish up this chapter, we will create a program that uses fgets() to get a list of names as input, sorts them into an array, and then prints the sorted array using fputs(). Create a file named nameSorter.c and begin by entering the following declarations, function prototypes, and the main() routine:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdbool.h>

const int listMax = 100;
const int stringMax =80;

typedef char string [ stringMax ];

void addName(string* names , string newOne , int* listSize );
void printNames( string* names , int listSize );

void removeNewline( string s ) {
int len = strlen( s );
s[ len-1 ] = '\0';

int main( void ){
string newName;
string nameList[ listMax ];
intnumNames = 0;
while( printf( "Name: %d: ", numNames+1 ),
fgets( newName , stringMax , stdin ),
removeNewline( newName ) ,
strlen( newName ) > 0 )
addName( nameList , newName , &amp...