C Primer Plus

ISBN-10: 0672326965
ISBN-13: 9780672326967
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Stephen Prata
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 984
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

This is a lean, mean version of Prata's computer industry classic. Updated examples feature more practical real-world code as well as classic teaching examples.

Preface
Getting Ready
Whence C? Why C? Whither C?
High-Level Computer Languages and Compilers
Using C: Seven Steps
Programming Mechanics
Language Standards
Book Organization
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercise
Introducing C
A Simple Sample of C
The Explanation
The Structure of a Simple Program
Tips on Making Your Programs Readable
Taking Another Step
While You''re at It ...
Multiple Functions
Debugging
Keywords and Reserved Identifiers
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Data and C
A Sample Program
Data Variables and Constants
Data: Data-Type Keywords
C Data Types
Using Data Types
Arguments and Pitfalls
One More Example
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Character Strings and Formatted Input/Output
Introductory Program
Character Strings: An Introduction
Constants and the C Preprocessor
Exploring and Exploiting printf()and scanf()
Usage Tips
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Operators, Expressions and Statements
Introducing Loops
Fundamental Operators
Some Additional Operators
Expressions and Statements
Type Conversions
Function with Arguments
A Sample Program
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
C Control Statements: Looping
An Initial Example
The while Statement
Which is Bigger: Using Relational Operators and Expressions
In Definite Loops and Counting Loops
The for Loop
More Assignment Operators
The Comma Operator
An Exit-Condition Loop: do while
Which Loop? Nested Loops
Arrays
A Loop Example Using a Function
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
C Control Statements: Branching and Jumps
The If Statement
Adding else to the If Statement
Let''s Get Logical
A Word-Count Program
The Conditional Operator: ?
Loop Aids: continue and break
Multiple Choice: switch and break
The goto
Statement
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Character Input/Output and Redirection
Single-Character I/O: getchar() and the putchar()
Buffers
Terminating Keyboard Input
Redirection and Files
Creating a Friendlier User Interface
Input Validation
Menu Browsing
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Functions
Reviewing Functions
ANSI C Function Prototyping
Recursion
All C Functions Are Created Equal
Compiling Programs
With Two or more Source Code Files
Finding Addresses: The & Operator
Altering Variables in the Calling Function
Pointers: A First Look
Key concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Arrays and Pointers
Arrays
Multidimensional Arrays
Pointers and Arrays
Pointers and Arrays
Functions, Arrays, and Pointers
Pointer Operations
Protecting Array Contents
Pointers and Multidimensional Arrays
Variable-Length Arrays (VLAs)
Compund Literals
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Character Strings and String Functions
Defining Strings Within a Program
Character String Arrays and Initialization
String Input
String Output
The Do-It-Yourself Option
String Functions
A String Example: Sorting Strings
The ctype.h Character Functions and Strings
Command-Line Arguments
String to Number Conversions
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Storage Classes, Linkage and Memory Management
Storage Classes
A Random Number Function and a Static Variable
Roll''Em
ANSI C Type Qualifiers
New Places for Old Keywords
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
File Input/Output
Communicating with Files
Standard I/O
A Simple-Minded File Condensing Program
File I/O: fprint(), fscan(), fgets(), and fputs()
Adventures in Random Access: fseek() and ftell()
Behind the Scenes with Standard I/O
Other Standard I/O Functions
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Structures and Other Data Forms
Sample Problem: Creating an Inventory of Books
Setting Up the Structure Declaration
Defining a Structure Variable
Gaining Access to Structure Members
Arrays of Structures
Nested Structures
Pointers to Structures
Telling Functions About Structures
Saving the Structure Contents in a File
Structures: What Next? Unions: A Quick Look
Enumerated Types
Typedef: A Quick Look
Fancy Declarations
Functions and Pointers
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Bit Fiddling
Binary Numbers
Bits, and Bytes
Other Bases
C''s Bitwise Operators
Bit Fields
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
The C Preprocessor and the C Library
First Steps
Manifest Constants: # define
Using Arguments with #define
Macro or Function? File Inclusion: #include
Other Directives
Inline Functions
The C Library
The Math Library
The General Utilities Library
The Assert Library
Memcpy() and memmove() from the string.h Library
Variable Arguments: stdarg.h
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Advanced Data Representation
Exploring Data Representation
Beyond the Array to the Linked List
Abstract Data Types (ADTs)
Getting Queued with an ADT
Simulating with a Queue
The lInked List Versus with Array
Binary Search Trees
Other Directions
Key Concepts
Summary
Review Questions
Programming Exercises
Reference Section
Answers to the Review Questions
Additional Reading
C Operators
Logical Operators
Sign Operators
Basic Types and Storage Classes
Summary: Qualifiers
Expressions, Statements, and Program Flow
The Standard ANSI C Library with C99 Additions
Math Library: math.h
Variable Arguments: stdarg.h
Standard I/O Library: stdio.h
General Utilities: stdlib.h
Extended Integer Types
Expanded Character support
C99 Numeric Computatioal Enhancements
Differences Between C and C++
Index

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