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Intro and C Basics
1_hello_world.c Welcome to C!
1_cant_add_strings.c You're not in Java-land anymore.
Animation of 1_cant_add_strings Step through with "Next >". Watch str = str + x especially.
1_variable_weirdness.c "Fun" things can happen when you don't initialize variables.
1_printf.c Printing things out with C's version of System.out.println.
1_fgets.c Getting input with fgets... kinda.
2_get_line_fail.c Coming up with the signature for a function that takes an array parameter.
2_get_line_success.c The proper way to write the get_line function.
2_get_line_prototype.c Using a function prototype to access a function before it's defined.
2_return_array_fail.c Returning local arrays is a bad idea.
3_sizeof.c sizeof() might not work how you expect.
3_pointers.c Shows the address-of &x and value-at *p operators to create and access pointers.
3_arrays_are_pointers.c Yep. Shows array address calculation.
3_array_of_strings.c Double-pointers are usually used for arrays-of-arrays. Like arrays of strings!
3_2d_arrays.c 2D arrays and arrays-of-arrays are actually different things!
6_const_ptrs.c The const keyword is a neat addition to pointers.
6_ptr_casts.c Pointer casting lets you "reinterpret" the meaning of bit patterns.
Animation of 6_ptr_casts (Click "Visualize Execution") You can step through it line-by-line and see what's happening.
6_ars.c Shows addresses of local variables inside ARs as functions are called.
4_strings_are_bad.c Strings in C are bad, okay?
4_cant_modify_literals.c String literals are different beasts.
4_str_size_length.c strlen() and sizeof() are very different things.
4_read_write_text_file.c Reading/writing text files is pretty straightforward.
5_binary_file.c Reading/writing binary files is also pretty straightforward.
The heap (malloc/free)
Linked list (Click "Visualize Execution") Very basic linked list on the heap.
7_memory_leak.c Use valgrind to see the memory this program leaks.
Use-after-free (Click "Visualize Execution") after freeing heap memory, it's invalid.
Structs, Enums, Typedefs
5_food_struct.c How to define and use a simple struct.
5_linked_list.c Making self-referential struct pointers.
5_enum_color.c Common patterns for using enums.
5_cmd_args.c Command-line arguments, like you'll need for proj1! Here's exactly how NOT to write a function. Thanks, MARS. Pseudocode improvement of the previous function.
10_whats_wrong.c A program that crashes. Use the debugger to figure out why!
Multi-file compilation and make A very simple compilation script. You'll have to chmod +x it to use it.
Makefile The makefile for the following example. IMPORTANT: make sure its name is Makefile exactly.
11_main.c The main file.
11_user.c The second file.
11_user.h The header file for 11_user.c.
Linking and Loading
12_main_island.c Goes with the next file.
12_sub_island.c Goes with the previous file.