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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 multi-file program

We will take the final version of the carddeck.csingle-file program from Chapter 16, Creating and Using More Complex Structures, and reorganize it into multiple header files and source files. You may want to review the contents and organization of that file now before we begin.

We are going to create four .c files, each with their own .h file; we will create eight files in total. These files will be named as follows:

  • card.c and card.h to manipulate the Card structure
  • hand.c and hand.h to manipulate the Hand structure
  • deck.c and deck.h to manipulate the Deck structure
  • dealer.c and dealer.h to be the main program file; dealer.h when possible will be included in each of the source files

First, create a separate folder where these eight new files will exist. You may copy carddeck.c to this folder or you may choose to leave it in its original location. We want to copy and paste...