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On to C
     

On to C

by Patrick Henry Winston
 

Read this book if you want to add C to your programming-language repertoire. You can use this book to learn the essentials of the language and to preparefor real-world work.

You learn the key concepts in their natural order as features are added to a short yet representative C program. The final version of the program reads information from a

Overview

Read this book if you want to add C to your programming-language repertoire. You can use this book to learn the essentials of the language and to preparefor real-world work.

You learn the key concepts in their natural order as features are added to a short yet representative C program. The final version of the program reads information from a file describing stock trades and predicts the next-day's price using a straight-line extrapolation, thereby reflecting the popularity of C in applications involving data analysis.

As you see the program evolve, you learn how to:

  • define functions
  • benefit from function abstraction
  • solve ordering problems with function prototypes
  • process data from files
  • create structures and objects
  • use pointer parameters to avoid argument copying
  • use pointer parameters to alter values
  • create new structure objects at run time
  • define constructors, readers, and writers
  • benefit from data abstraction
  • use enumerations and type synonyms to improve readability
  • use unions to capture class distinctions
  • use bits to record state information
  • prevent memory leaks
  • access command-like arguments
  • organize and compile multiple-file programs
  • and much more.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201580426
Publisher:
Addison Wesley
Publication date:
08/03/1994
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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PREFACE:

The introduction to On To C follows. Additionalinformation about this book, along with access to software, is availablevia ...

Meet the Author

About Patrick Henry Winston

Well-known author Patrick Henry Winston teaches computer science and directs the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology.



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