C for Dummies
ISBN: 0764570684
EAN13: 9780764570681
Language: English
Publication Date: May 7, 2004
Pages: 408
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9.1" L x 7.4" W
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

while (dead_horse)

beat ():

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:

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