The C Book

The C Book

This is the online version of The C Book, second edition. This book presents an introduction to the C programming language, featuring a structured approach and aimed at professionals and students with some experience of high-level languages. It includes embedded summary material in bulleted form and highlights common traps and pitfalls in C programming.


This book was written with two groups of readers in mind. Whether you are new to C and want to learn it, or already know the older version of the language but want to find out more about the new standard, we hope that you will find what follows both instructive and at times entertaining too.

This is not a tutorial introduction to programming. The book is designed for programmers who already have some experience of using a modern high-level procedural programming language. As we explain later, C isn’t really appropriate for complete beginners—though many have managed to use it—so the book will assume that its readers have already done battle with the notions of statements, variables, conditional execution, arrays, procedures (or subroutines) and so on. Instead of wasting your time by ploughing through tedious descriptions of how to add two numbers together and explaining that the symbol for multiplication is *, the book concentrates on the things that are special to C. In particular, it’s the way that C is used which is emphasized.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Variables & arithmetic
  • Control flow
  • Functions
  • Arrays & pointers
  • Structures
  • Preprocessor
  • Specialized areas
  • Libraries
  • Complete Programs and Answers

Book Details

Author(s): Mike Banahan, Declan Brady andDoran
Format(s): PDF
File size: 3.13 MB
Number of pages: 333
Link: Read online.

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