C for DummiesBook - 2004
If you?re like most people, the above seems like nonsense. Actually, it?s computer sense?C programming. After digesting C For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you?ll understand it. C programs are fast, concise and versatile. They let you boss your computer around for a change. So turn on your computer, get a free compiler and editor (the book tells you where), pull up a chair, and get going. You won?t have to go far (page 13) to find your first program example. You?ll do short, totally manageable, hands-on exercises to help you make sense of:All 32 keywords in the C language (that?s right?just 32 words) The functions?several dozen of them Terms like printf(), scanf(), gets (), and puts () String variables, numeric variables, and constants Looping and implementation Floating-point values
In case those terms are almost as intimidating as the idea of programming, be reassured that C For Dummies was written by Dan Gookin, bestselling author of DOS For Dummies , the book that started the whole library. So instead of using expletives and getting headaches, you?ll be using newly acquired skills and getting occasional chuckles as you discover how to:Design and develop programs Add comments (like post-it-notes to yourself) as you go Link code to create executable programs Debug and deploy your programs Use lint, a common tool to examine and optimize your code
A helpful, tear-out cheat sheet is a quick reference for comparison symbols, conversion characters, mathematical doodads, C numeric data types, and more. C For Dummies takes the mystery out of programming and gets you into it quickly and painlessly.