C in a Nutshell (2nd ed.)

The Definitive Reference

Peter Prinz,

C in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference
 

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The new edition of this classic O’Reilly reference provides clear, detailed explanations of every feature in the C language and runtime library, including multithreading, type-generic macros, and library functions that are new in the 2011 C standard (C11). If you want to understand the effects of an unfamiliar function, and how the standard library requires it to behave, you’ll find it here, along with a typical example.

Ideal for experienced C and C++ programmers, this book also includes popular tools in the GNU software collection. You’ll learn how to build C programs with GNU Make, compile executable programs from C source code, and test and debug your programs with the GNU debugger.

In three sections, this authoritative book covers:

  • C language concepts and language elements, with separate chapters on types, statements, pointers, memory management, I/O, and more
  • The C standard library, including an overview of standard headers and a detailed function reference
  • Basic C programming tools in the GNU software collection, with instructions on how use them with the Eclipse IDE
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