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Re^3: C tutorial for Perl programmers?

by Athanasius (Monsignor)
on Sep 04, 2013 at 06:34 UTC ( #1052221=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: C tutorial for Perl programmers?
in thread C tutorial for Perl programmers?

Also, don’t overlook these:

  • definition vs. declaration
  • the preprocessor: #define, conditional compilation, #include
  • arrays and const
  • struct, union, enum, and typedef
  • the more commonly-used standard libraries: stddef.h, stdio.h, string.h, stdlib.h
  • the different uses of static

Some more advanced topics for later:

  • extern
  • variadic functions
  • long jumps

Also of practical help when teaching memory management: explain the meaning of “segmentation fault” and “bus error” — your student(s) will be seeing a lot of these! ;-)

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,


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