From the Publisher
There are lots of introductory C books, but this is the one that has the no-nonsense, practical approach that has made Nutshell Handbooks(R) famous. C programming is more than just getting the syntax right. Style and debugging also play a tremendous part in creating programs that run well and are easy to maintain. This new edition of Practical C Programming teaches you not only the mechanics of programming, but also how to create programs that are easy to read, debug, and maintain. It features more extensive examples, offers an introduction to graphical development environments, and describes Electronic Archaeology (the art of going through someone else's code). As in earlier editions, practical rules are still stressed. For example, there are fifteen precedence rules in C (&& comes before || comes before ?:). The practical programmer reduces these to two: multiplication and division come before addition and subtraction put parentheses around everything else. Topics covered: Good programming style C syntax: what to use and what not to use The programming environment, including integrated development kits The total programming process Floating point limitations Tricks and surprises Program examples conform to ANSI C. Covers several Windows compilers, as well as UNIX compilers.
About the Author
Steve Oualline lives in Southern California, where he works as a software engineer for a major phone company. In his free time he is a real engineer on the Poway Midland Railroad. Steve has written almost a dozen books on programming and Linux software. His web site is http://www.oualline.com .