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C Primer Plus is a carefully tested, well-crafted, and complete tutorial on a subject core to programmers and developers. This computer science classic teaches principles of programming, including structured code and top-down design.

 

Author and educator Stephen Prata has created an introduction to C that is instructive, clear, and insightful. Fundamental programming concepts are explained along with details of the C language. Many short, practical examples illustrate just one or two concepts at a time, encouraging readers to master new topics by immediately putting them to use.

 

Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter bring out the most critical pieces of information and help readers understand and digest the most difficult concepts. A friendly and easy-to-use self-study guide, this book is appropriate for serious students of programming, as well as developers proficient in other languages with a desire to better understand the fundamentals of this core language.

 

The sixth edition of this book has been updated and expanded to cover the latest developments in C as well as to take a detailed look at the new C11 standard. In C Primer Plus you’ll find depth, breadth, and a variety of teaching techniques and tools to enhance your learning:

 

  • Complete, integrated discussion of both C language fundamentals and additional features
  • Clear guidance about when and why to use different parts of the language
  • Hands-on learning with concise and simple examples that develop your understanding of a concept or two at a time
  • Hundreds of practical sample programs
  • Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter to test your understanding
  • Coverage of generic C to give you the greatest flexibility

 

Synopsis:

For more than a decade, Stephen Prata's C Primer Plus has been one of the world's most popular and respected guides to learning C as a first programming language: more than half a million copies have been sold worldwide. Instructors, students, and self-taught learners have each praised this book for its logical organization and thoroughness, carefully crafted examples and exercises, and exceptionally clear explanations of some of the most problematic areas of C programming. Now, Prata has thoroughly updated this classic guide to:

  • Fully reflect the new C11 standard, with refreshed code examples and exercises throughout
  • Emphasize platform-independent C programming, linking its directions to free, open-source C compilers instead of proprietary IDEs
  • Present new content on C programming for modern mobile and game development
  • Introduce C-based object-oriented languages, including Apple's Objective-C
  • Address features including extended integer types, compound literals, expanded character support, designated initializers, Boolean support, expanded computational support, variable-length arrays, and inline functions

 As with previous editions, C Primer Plus offers broad coverage that begins with a crystal-clear introduction to the fundamentals of C programming. Prata carefully covers variables, data types, arithmetic expressions, program looping, making decisions, arrays, functions, structures, character strings, pointers, bit operations, preprocessing, I/O, and more. His concise examples and well-designed exercises deliver step-by-step, hands-on experience that begins with simple tasks and gradually builds to more complex, professional-quality techniques. Prata also points out common programming mistakes, helping learners build more robust and reliable code from the very beginning.

About the Author

Stephen Prata , now retired, taught astronomy, physics, and programming at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. He received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His association with computers began with the computer modeling of star clusters. Stephen as authored or coauthored over a dozen books, including C++ Primer Plus and Unix Primer Plus.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Ready

2. Introducing C

3. Data and C

4. Character Strings and Formatted Input/Output

5. Operators, Expressions, and Statements

6. C Control Statements: Looping

7. C Control Statements: Branching and Jumps

8. Character Input/Output and Redirection

9. Functions

10. Arrays and Pointers

11. Character Strings and String Functions

12. File Input/Output

13. Storage Classes and Program Development

14. Structures and Other Data Forms

15. Bit Fiddling

16. The C Preprocessor and the C Library

17. Advanced Data Representation

Appendix A. Answers to the Review Questions

Appendix B. Reference Section

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For more than a decade, Stephen Prata's C Primer Plus has been one of the world's most popular and respected guides to learning C as a first programming language: more than half a million copies have been sold worldwide. Instructors, students, and self-taught learners have each praised this book for its logical organization and thoroughness, carefully crafted examples and exercises, and exceptionally clear explanations of some of the most problematic areas of C programming. Now, Prata has thoroughly updated this classic guide to:

  • Fully reflect the new C11 standard, with refreshed code examples and exercises throughout
  • Emphasize platform-independent C programming, linking its directions to free, open-source C compilers instead of proprietary IDEs
  • Present new content on C programming for modern mobile and game development
  • Introduce C-based object-oriented languages, including Apple's Objective-C
  • Address features including extended integer types, compound literals, expanded character support, designated initializers, Boolean support, expanded computational support, variable-length arrays, and inline functions

 As with previous editions, C Primer Plus offers broad coverage that begins with a crystal-clear introduction to the fundamentals of C programming. Prata carefully covers variables, data types, arithmetic expressions, program looping, making decisions, arrays, functions, structures, character strings, pointers, bit operations, preprocessing, I/O, and more. His concise examples and well-designed exercises deliver step-by-step, hands-on experience that begins with simple tasks and gradually builds to more complex, professional-quality techniques. Prata also points out common programming mistakes, helping learners build more robust and reliable code from the very beginning.

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