The C Programming Language

Language of Instruction:Czech
Public info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IJC/public/
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Peringer Petr, Dr. Ing. (DITS)
Deputy guarantor:Smrčka Aleš, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS)
Lecturer:Peringer Petr, Dr. Ing. (DITS)
Instructor:Havlena Vojtěch, Ing. (DITS)
Martiček Štefan, Ing. (FIT)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Intelligent Systems FIT BUT
Introduction to Programming Systems (IZP), DIFS
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Learning objectives:
  The goal is to introduce students to ISO C programming language and programming techniques in C.
  The C programming language as defined by ISO standard. The definition of C language, pointers, modularity, C standard library. Debugging and testing of programs. Basic overview of C++, using the C++ standard library.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Basic knowledge of C programming language, including pointers, address arithmetic, and dynamic memory allocation/deallocation. Modular programming in C.
Why is the course taught:
  This course is good for improving of your knowledge of C language (pointer arithmetic, modules, libraries) and for improvement of debugging and code optimization skills.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Introduction. Overview of C language (K&R, ANSI C, ISO C90, ISO C99, ISO C11). Basic language constructs, examples of C programs.
  2. Definition of C language: lexical elements, declaration syntax, basic types, variables.
  3. Array, 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.
  10. Creation of shared libraries. Linking of code written in various languages. 
  11. C++ basics, typical differences of C and C++. New operators of C++, overloading, namespaces.
  12. Input/output in C++, streams. Basic use of C++ standard library (containers, iterators, algorithms, strings). Simple examples.
  13. Profiling and program optimization. Rules for writing portable code. Program checking tools. Program documentation tools.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  • 2 assignments
Fundamental literature:
  • Kernighan, B.; Ritchie, D.: The C Programming Language, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1989
  • Stroustrup, B.: The C++ programming language, 4th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2014
  • ISO: Programming languages - C, WG14/N869 Committee Draft, 1999
  • ISO: Programming languages - C, N1570 Committee Draft, 2011
Study literature:
  • Herout, P.: Učebnice jazyka C, 6. vydání, Kopp, 2010
  • Kernighan, B.; Ritchie, D.: The C Programming Language, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1989
  • Teaching materials available on WWW.
Controlled instruction:
  Within this course, attendance on the lectures is not monitored. The knowledge of students is examined by 2 assignments and by the final exam.
Progress assessment:
  2 assignments (30% if points)

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