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Learn C Programming

By : Jeff Szuhay
Book Image

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

Passing in values with function parameters

A function can be values givenas input to the function. It can then use them within the function body. When the function is defined, the type and number of parameters that can bepassed in or received by the functions are specified. When the function is called, the values of the parameters are given. The function call parameters must match the type and number of parameters specified. In other words, the function signature must match both the caller of the function and the called function.

We have already encountered a function that takes a parameter—the printf( "Hello, world!\n" ); function call. Here, the parameter is a string with the "Hello, world!\n"value. It could be almost any string, as long it is delimited by"".

Function parameters are specified in the function definition between the ( … ) delimiters. The ellipsis indicates that there can be zero or more function parameters...