Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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The C Programming Language

CPP Acad. year 2005/2006 Winter semester 5 credits

The C programming language as defined by ISO. The definition of C language. Statements, expressions, functions, parameters. Arrays, structures, unions, enumerations. Pointers, address arithmetic. String operations. Dynamic memory allocation. C preprocessor. Modularity, linking. Creation and use of libraries. C standard library. Development environments, program checking tools. Basic overview of C++, using the C++ standard library. Debugging and testing. Program optimization. Basic rules for creating portable programs.

Guarantor

Peringer Petr, Dr. Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

70 exam, 30 projects

Department

Lecturer

Peringer Petr, Dr. Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)

Instructor

Grulich Lukáš, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Basic knowledge of C programming language, including pointers, address arithmetic, and dynamic memory allocation/deallocation. Modular programming in C.

Learning objectives

The goal is to introduce students to ISO C programming language and programming techniques in C.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of programming concepts.

Study literature

  • Harbison S., Steele G.: C: A Reference Manual, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN 0-13-089592-X
  • Eckel, B.: Thinking in C++, Volume 1: Introduction to Standard C++, 2nd edition, Prentice-Hall, 2000, ISBN:0139798099, [available on WWW]
  • Texts available on WWW

Fundamental literature

  • Kernighan, B., Ritchie, D.: The C Programming Language, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1989, ISBN 0-13-110362-8
  • Harbison S., Steele G.: C: A Reference Manual, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN 0-13-089592-X
  • Stroustrup, B.: The C++ programming language, third edition, Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN: 0201889544
  • Eckel, B.: Thinking in C++, Volume 1: Introduction to Standard C++, 2nd edition, Prentice-Hall, 2000, ISBN:0139798099

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction. Overview of C language (K&R, ANSI C, ISO C90, ISO C99). Basic language constructs, examples of C programs.
  2. Definition of C language: lexical elements, declaration syntax, basic types, variables.
  3. Arrays, address space, address, pointer. Pointers and arrays, address arithmetic. Alignment, little/big endian. Dynamic memory allocation.
  4. C-strings, multi-dimensional arrays, structures, unions.
  5. Enumerations. Expressions, operators, type casting, operator precedence. Statements.
  6. Functions, argument passing. Pointers to functions. Command line arguments. The C preprocessor: macros, conditional compilation.
  7. Program structure, compilation units. Linking. Program "make".
  8. The C standard library. Debugging support, character classification, internationalization. Input/output, files.
  9. The examples of standard library use. String and memory management. Time functions. Math library, complex library.
  10. The creation of libraries. Development environments. Program checking tools. Programm documentation tools.
  11. C++ basics, typical differences of C and C++. New operators of C++, overloading basics, namespaces.
  12. Input/output in C++, streams. Basic use of C++ standard library (containers, iterators, algorithms, strings).
  13. Linking of code written in various languages. Profiling and program optimization. Rules for writing portable code.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

2 assignments, each with 2 programs in C

Progress assessment

assignments
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