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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

Introducing the while()… statement

while()… statement has the following syntax:

while( continuation_expression ) statement_body

continuation_expression is evaluated. If its result is true, statement_body is executed and the process repeats. When continuation_expression evaluates to false, the loop ends; the execution resumes after the statement_body. If the continuation_expressioninitially evaluates to false, the statement_body loop is never executed.

The statement_bodyis—or may be—a single statement, or even the null statement (a single ; without an expression), but most often, it is a compound statement. Note that there is no semicolon specified as a part of the while()… statement. A semicolon would appear as a part of a single statement in a statement_body, or would be absent in the case of the statement_body consisting of a { … } compound statement.

Also note that, within the statement_body, there must...