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C From A To Z

Author: Bryan Costales
Now there's a painless way to learn the C programming language!

This book gives you a clear step-by-step introduction to C as it is used on microcomputers and large multi-user systems. You'll find complete coverage of the C keywords and functions found in C's standard library. The numerous programming examples deal with everyday applications rather than abstract mathematical computations. And the learning process is made more enjoyable by the author's offbeat, fresh style, which includes many cartoons and numerous footnotes. You'll soon find yourself writing useful and meaningful programs in C even if you have no prior programming experience.

ISBN: 978-0131100404
Edition: 1st Edition (Out Of Print) Rights reverted to the author
Date Published: July 1985

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John Willis on Amazon said, "Written in 1985 it has a breezy style without sounding boring. Rather than trying to write the definitive work in granite and not make any mistakes. It gently introduces the C language and proceeds from a practical point of view how to compile programs and use the language. It tours the features in a logical order gradually building upon things already introduced. There are "no" apologies for throwing things at you that you have to take on faith. Rather it gives concrete examples and reasonable explanations for the existence of additional features then demonstrates them. It has a conversational tone that makes it easy to pick up and hard to put down.

"This book makes liberal use of the C standard library and doesn't attempt to reinvent the wheel. In a unique twist it also focuses on things like using the command line arguments and input and output direction control. It is also only 255 pages long. Each chapter is well thought out and so much shorter than many books of today.. which is good for mental digestion and comprehension. This is a book that doesn't require a long attention span, yet thoroughly introduces many topics. Its a book I'd feel comfortable giving a grade school student to learn C and or a home programming hobbyist. It takes a lot of the over lording pretentiousness of 'textbooks' and unintentionally dismisses it."

About The Author

Bryan Costales
  • Jo 2014
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  • Is an American Author who wrote the very successful "sendmail" (bat book) for O'Reilly Media, the "C From A to Z" book for Prentice Hall. His first novel "Jo", was followed by his second novel "Thread Twice Cut."

    Bryan won first place in Prose Award in 1964 as part of the AAUW High School Writing Contest. He has studied with the San Francisco Grotto, San Francisco Writing Salon, and the Grape Writing Method, has written over 100 short stories and essays. His most recent credits are short stories published in The Banyon Review, Romance Magazine, and the Riptide Journal.

    Bryan lives in Eugene, Oregon where he dabbles in photography, gardening, and exploring the great North West. His interests range from science to politics to public transportation.

    Chapter Titles

    Chapter 1 Programming environment
    Chapter 2 Value, Assignment And Type
    Chapter 3 Functions
    Chapter 4 If And The C Operators
    Chapter 5 For And While Loops
    Chapter 6 Class And Form
    Chapter 7 Arrays
    Chapter 8 Pointers
    Chapter 9 Strings
    Chapter 10 Argc, Argv, And Redirection
    Chapter 11 File Input And Output
    Chapter 12 More About Types
    Chapter 13 Switch, Case, And Goto
    Chapter 14 Multidimensional Arrays
    Chapter 15 Memory Management
    Chapter 16 Structure And Union
    Chapter 17 Modualar And Conditional Programming
    Chapter 18 Shorter And Faster
    Chapter 19 Bits And The Bitwise Operators
    Epilog Enum, Recursion, Computed Goto, And Where To Go Next
    Appendix 1 A Small Style Sheet
    Appendix 2 A Pseudo-Random Function
    Appendix 3 Handy Tables

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