In order to learn C, you need to understand its vocabulary, syntax, and rules. Coupled with a brief review of programming history, get an overview of keywords, operators, data types, expressions, and functions.
- [Instructor] The C programming language was developed … in the 1970s, created by Doctors Kernighan and Ritchie, … who were involved with the creation … of the Unix operating system. … It's based on the B language where the B … stood for Bell Labs. … And that's where both of these men worked. … C is considered a mid-level language. … It has features of both low level … and high-level programming languages. … It's procedural, not object oriented. … And it was conceived of as a better way to write … low-level machine code, which runs fast … but takes a long time to develop. … Here is the standard Hello World program shown … in assembly code and C. … Both programs do the same thing. … The C program may be cryptic but you can see … how it's an improvement upon the more … primitive assembly code. … Like any language, C has its vocabulary, syntax, … and various rules. … The vocabulary consists of keywords, operators, data types, … expressions, and functions. … The keywords used in this code are int and char …
- Writing your first C program
- Working the C development cycle
- Adding comments to code for clarity
- C language data types
- Declaring variables
- Making new data types
- Typecasting variables
- Using math, assignment, and logical operators
- Creating for and while loops
- Nesting loops
- Creating functions
- Returning values from functions
- Passing arguments to functions
- Creating recursive functions
Skill Level Intermediate
C: Data Structures, Pointers, and File Systemswith Dan Gookin2h 57m Intermediate
1. The Fundamentals of C
2. Variables and Values
3. Operators and Math
4. Decisions and Loops
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