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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

Experimenting with statements and blocks

What happens on your system when you replace \n with \r? The most likely result is that it will appear as if no greeting was printed at all. If that is the case, what actually happened is the text printing focus went back to the beginning of the line but the line was not advanced; the console prompt wrote over it, wiping out our greeting. If you want to advance to the next line without returning to the beginning of the line, try the <linefeed> character, or \v.

Digraphs that appear in strings are also called escape sequencesbecause they escape from the normal meaning of each single character. They all begin with the backslash (\) character. The following table shows the legal C digraphs:

Symbol Meaning
\a Alert