Learn Intricate C Programming - The C Preprocessor
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The preprocessor is a program that reads a source file with preprocessor and writes out a modified version of source.
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Last updated 6/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • It is a course dedicated to topic of C Preprocessor.
  • This course will lay down the foundation of C Preprocessor.
  • Students will get a good hands-on with Linux Operating system as programming examples are explained on linux gcc compiler.
  • C is reasonably close to the machine. Students will learn various optimization techniques in order to become the expert programmer.
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  • virtualization software like VMware Fusion or Virtual Box
  • A spare working computer with gcc compiler

What is the course about?
This course provides a thorough introduction  to the C programming language which is the core of the UNIX/Linux operating system and other embedded systems.
In this tutorial we will begin with a brief introduction to the C preprocessor. The preprocessor is simply a program that reads a C source file with embedded preprocessor directives and writes out a modified version of the source that can then be read and translated to object code by the compiler.
We will begin with the preprocessor language then examine and illustrate each of the major directives. These include working with simple and parameterized macros, conditional compilation, file inclusion, and several other useful tools.
Programming assignments and laboratory exercises are required to do by students. Please remember that this is a serious course on programming. I believe that programming language like C cannot be learned in few hours. It required continuous practice. Students may have to put a lot of efforts in order to become expert in programming and make the best use of this course.
What kind of material is included?
1. This course consists of high quality training content using quality videos with industry oriented hands-on examples.
2. I have tried to include the juice of my 10 years of Programming experience in this course.
3. The focus is on giving real life essential tricks and skills.
4. This course will have sets of online programming assignments and objective type quizzes.
5. I suggest students to take this course with pen and paper handy. Note the important points and take part in discussions. The exercise is the most important part in learning any language. I advise students to take the problems after each section.
How is the course structured?
1. A perfect blend of theory and programming.
Why take this course?
1. Learning C programming language is basic to learn all other programming languages such as C++, Java, Python, etc. Because, all other advanced programming languages were derived from C language concepts only.
2. This course will tends to replace text books on C programming ie it will be a complete reference of C Pre-Processors.
3. You will learn how programming languages work with data, what program flow is, and how to use C Pre-processor
4. You will also get step-by-step instructions on how to create simple and advance C programs and how to run them.
5. For the college going students, this course helps in improving grades in college curriculum and increases the chances at the final Campus Interview.

Who is the target audience?
  • Computer and IT hobbyists
  • School Students who are beginning in programming language
  • Software professionals
  • IT professionals with little or no C programming experience
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2 Lectures 07:48


Preview 01:37

C is a programming language developed at AT & T’s Bell Laboratories of USA in 1972.

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The C Preprocessor
4 Lectures 23:45

Directive is marked with the  special  character ‘#’. We note that these directives are not part of the specification of the C language.

Preprocessor Directives

This is for undefining the macro


There are several very handy directives  that can be used to control how the program is assembled and compiled. That is, to stipulate which lines of source code are passed through to the output file (to be compiled) or ignored based upon a computed condition. These directives are particularly important if we want to build for different targets or when we are enabling or disabling debug code, for example.

Conditional Compilation, File inclusion and Miscellaneous Directives
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I  was apparently not a diligent student. I worked with C/C++ and HTML, CSS, JavaScript since 12 years. I speak to the world on software freedom. From the beginning of my career I have always worked in large and small teams. While programming has been more of a individual activity, it is the collaboration in teams that can make and break a project. I have been interested in algorithms and data structures and its implementations especially in Java since university.

I am a co-author of various manuals, and has edited and reviewed more than a dozen other books. I wrote columns that provided keen insights into the little algorithmic nuggets that we use in our programs. My favorite books includes  "Writing Efficient Programs", "More Programming Pearls" and "Programming Pearls". The best programmers not only continuously improved the quality of their work, they also influence other members of their team.

I learned about project management and team interaction working at various organisations. I still believe that humans are still at the beginning of the code revolution. Programmers and users are still imitating what came before, and haven’t even imagined all that could be in the future. One thing I am sure of is that code is a type of language, based on the same logic as Sanskrit, and for the first time in history, language can change the physical world. Programming is a literature.

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