Pointers in C

A Hands on Approach

Authors: Dewan, Hrishikesh, Toppo, Naveen

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  • Pointers in C provides a resource for professionals and advanced students needing in-depth hands on coverage of pointer basics and advanced features. From the basics of how pointers function at the machine level, to using them for a variety of common and advanced scenarios, this book will give you a much better understanding of pointers in general than is available on the Internet or in traditional C books. There are plenty of code examples in the book to emulate and adapt to meet your specific needs.

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About this book

Pointers in C provides a resource for professionals and advanced students needing in-depth but hands-on coverage of pointer basics and advanced features. The goal is to help programmers in wielding the full potential of pointers.

In spite of its vast usage, understanding and proper usage of pointers remains a significant problem. This book’s aim is to first introduce the basic building blocks such as elaborate details about memory, the compilation process (parsing/preprocessing/assembler/object code generation), the runtime memory organization of an executable and virtual memory. These basic building blocks will help both beginners and advanced readers to grasp the notion of pointers very easily and clearly. The book is enriched with several illustrations, pictorial examples, and code from different contexts (Device driver code snippets, algorithm, and data structures code where pointers are used).

Pointers in C contains several quick tips which will be useful for programmers for not just learning the pointer concept but also while using other features of the C language. Chapters in the book are intuitive, and there is a strict logical flow among them and each chapter forms a basis for the next chapter. This book contains every small aspect of pointer features in the C language in their entirety.

About the authors

Hrishikesh Dewan works as Lead, Engineer for Siemens Technology and Services(STS), INDIA since June, 2008. He is also a PhD scholar at the Department of Computer Science and Automation, IISC, Bangalore pursuing research in the areas of large scale distributed storage systems. In STS, he leads the distributed systems laboratory. Prior to joining STS, he founded a very small open source software development organization named Srishti that promoted open source tools and software for schools and colleges. He led a modest team to distribute a localized (in Assamese) GNU Linux distribution and a collaborative learning tool. He also worked as a project manager for 2 years at Eth Ltd , a subsidiary and R&D unit of Dishnet Wireless Ltd (Aircel). He is being working in C# since it's inception and is the author of two other books on 'WCF-SOAP' and Visual Studio technologies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Memory, Runtime Memory Organization, and Virtual Memory

    Toppo, Naveen (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Pointer Basics

    Toppo, Naveen (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

  • Pointer Arithmetic and Single Dimension Arrays

    Toppo, Naveen (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • Pointers and Strings

    Toppo, Naveen (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

  • Pointers and Multidimensional Arrays

    Toppo, Naveen (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5912-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5911-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pointers in C
Book Subtitle
A Hands on Approach
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Hrishikesh Dewan and Naveen Toppo
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-5912-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-5912-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-5911-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 168
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations
Topics