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Table of Contents

Preface; How This Book Is Organized; Further Reading; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Enabled; Your Questions and Comments; Acknowledgments; Part I: Language; Chapter 1: Language Basics; 1.1 Characteristics of C; 1.2 The Structure of C Programs; 1.3 Source Files; 1.4 Comments; 1.5 Character Sets; 1.6 Identifiers; 1.7 How the C Compiler Works; Chapter 2: Types; 2.1 Typology; 2.2 Integer Types; 2.3 Floating-Point Types; 2.4 Complex Floating-Point Types (C99); 2.5 Enumerated Types; 2.6 The Type void; Chapter 3: Literals; 3.1 Integer Constants; 3.2 Floating-Point Constants; 3.3 Character Constants; 3.4 String Literals; Chapter 4: Type Conversions; 4.1 Conversion of Arithmetic Types; 4.2 Conversion of Nonarithmetic Types; Chapter 5: Expressions and Operators; 5.1 How Expressions Are Evaluated; 5.2 Operators in Detail; 5.3 Constant Expressions; Chapter 6: Statements; 6.1 Expression Statements; 6.2 Block Statements; 6.3 Loops; 6.4 Selection Statements; 6.5 Unconditional Jumps; Chapter 7: Functions; 7.1 Function Definitions; 7.2 Function Declarations; 7.3 How Functions Are Executed; 7.4 Pointers as Arguments and Return Values; 7.5 Inline Functions; 7.6 Recursive Functions; 7.7 Variable Numbers of Arguments; Chapter 8: Arrays; 8.1 Defining Arrays; 8.2 Accessing Array Elements; 8.3 Initializing Arrays; 8.4 Strings; 8.5 Multidimensional Arrays; 8.6 Arrays as Arguments of Functions; Chapter 9: Pointers; 9.1 Declaring Pointers; 9.2 Operations with Pointers; 9.3 Pointers and Type Qualifiers; 9.4 Pointers to Arrays and Arrays of Pointers; 9.5 Pointers to Functions; Chapter 10: Structures and Unions and Bit-Fields; 10.1 Structures; 10.2 Unions; 10.3 Bit-Fields; Chapter 11: Declarations; 11.1 General Syntax; 11.2 Type Names; 11.3 typedef Declarations; 11.4 Linkage of Identifiers; 11.5 Storage Duration of Objects; 11.6 Initialization; Chapter 12: Dynamic Memory Management; 12.1 Allocating Memory Dynamically; 12.2 Characteristics of Allocated Memory; 12.3 Resizing and Releasing Memory; 12.4 An All-Purpose Binary Tree; 12.5 Characteristics; 12.6 Implementation; Chapter 13: Input and Output; 13.1 Streams; 13.2 Files; 13.3 Opening and Closing Files; 13.4 Reading and Writing; 13.5 Random File Access; Chapter 14: Preprocessing Directives; 14.1 Inserting the Contents of Header Files; 14.2 Defining and Using Macros; 14.3 Conditional Compiling; 14.4 Defining Line Numbers; 14.5 Generating Error Messages; 14.6 The #pragma Directive; 14.7 The _Pragma Operator; 14.8 Predefined Macros; Part II: Standard Library; Chapter 15: The Standard Headers; 15.1 Using the Standard Headers; 15.2 Contents of the Standard Headers; Chapter 16: Functions at a Glance; 16.1 Input and Output; 16.2 Mathematical Functions; 16.3 Character Classification and Conversion; 16.4 String Processing; 16.5 Multibyte Characters; 16.6 Converting Between Numbers and Strings; 16.7 Searching and Sorting; 16.8 Memory Block Handling; 16.9 Dynamic Memory Management; 16.10 Date and Time; 16.11 Process Control; 16.12 Internationalization; 16.13 Nonlocal Jumps; 16.14 Debugging; 16.15 Error Messages; Chapter 17: Standard Library Functions; Part III: Basic Tools; Chapter 18: Compiling with GCC; 18.1 The GNU Compiler Collection; 18.2 Obtaining and Installing GCC; 18.3 Compiling C Programs with GCC; 18.4 C Dialects; 18.5 Compiler Warnings; 18.6 Optimization; 18.7 Debugging; 18.8 Profiling; 18.9 Option and Environment Variable Summary; Chapter 19: Using make to Build C Programs; 19.1 Targets, Prerequisites, and Commands; 19.2 The Makefile; 19.3 Rules; 19.4 Comments; 19.5 Variables; 19.6 Phony Targets; 19.7 Other Target Attributes; 19.8 Macros; 19.9 Functions; 19.10 Directives; 19.11 Running make; Chapter 20: Debugging C Programs with GDB; 20.1 Installing GDB; 20.2 A Sample Debugging Session; 20.3 Starting GDB; 20.4 Using GDB Commands; Colophon;

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