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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

The Better String Library (Bstrlib)

Here is the introduction to Bstrlib taken from its document file:

The bstring library is an attempt to provide improved string processing functionality to the C and C++ language. At the heart of the bstring library (Bstrlib for short) is the management of "bstring"s which are a significant improvement over '\0' terminated char buffers.

The full documentation can be found at The documentation is thorough in providing motivation and seems to be complete in that it describes every function and their possible side effects, if any. If you decide to incorporate this library into your programs, I strongly suggest you read and study this document. In this brief introduction to Bstrlib, we will focus entirely on the C functions of the library, not the C++ functions.

The Bstrlib home page can be found at The...