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C Traps and Pitfalls - Andrew Koenig

C Traps and Pitfalls


Published: 11th January 1989
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Even C experts come across problems that require days of debugging to fix. This book helps to prevent such problems by showing how C programmers get themselves into trouble. Each of the book's many examples has trapped a professional programmer.

In addition to its examples, C Traps and Pitfalls offers advice on:

  • avoiding off-by-one errors
  • understanding and constructing function declarations
  • understanding the subtle relationship between pointers and arrays

Distilled from the author's experience over a decade of programming in C, this book is an ideal resource for anyone,novice or expert, who has ever written a C program.

  • Introduction.
  • 1. Lexical Pitfalls.
  • 2. Syntactic pitfalls.
  • 3. Semantic pitfalls.
  • 4. Linkage.
  • 5. Library functions.
  • 6. The preprocessor.
  • 7. Portability pitfalls.
  • 8. Advice and answers.
  • Appendix: printf, varargs, and stdarg.

ISBN: 9780201179286
ISBN-10: 0201179288
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 11th January 1989
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.8  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1