Introduction - Introductory notes on these materials.
Sample problems - A series of problems to get you thinking about problem solving in C and *nix.
Thinking in *nix - A short guide to general principles that often guide *nix programmers.
Thinking in C - A short guide to general principles that often guide C programmers.
Programming foibles to avoid - Some approaches to program development that irritate this author.
Unit testing - Notes on ways to think about testing your programs.
Shell basics - Basic instructions for using the cell.
Basic *nix tools - Tools that every *nix programmer should know.
Shell scripting - Writing simple shell programs.
- Thinking about and writing the textual patterns used in
Beginning Make - The basics of the Make system.
Variables in Make - How to define and use variables in Make. Automatic variables.
Generic Rules in Make - How to write generic rules in Make, rules that apply to all files that match certain patterns.
Compilation - Compiling C files.
CPP - Using the C preprocessor.
Headers - Why have header files and how to design files.
Macros - Using and abusing macros in C.
Libraries - Using and building libraries in C.
Static variables - The why and how of static variables.
- A way to name types.
Designing functions - Typical ways to organize the inputs to and outputs from functions, particularly in the presence of potential problems.
Variable-argument functions - Writing functions that can take different numbers and types of parameters.
Function pointers - Creating and using pointers to functions.
Handles - Working with handles (pointers to pointers).
Signals - Handling and sending signals, messages that follow a different execution path.
Command-line processing - Using and parsing parameters passed on the command line.
GLib - Using GLib, a convenient set of routines.
GDB - Debugging your programs with gdb, the GNU debugger.
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