Gain a better understanding of pointers, from the basics of how pointers function at the machine level, to using them for a variety of common and advanced scenarios. This short contemporary guide book on pointers in C programming provides a resource for professionals and advanced students needing in-depth hands-on coverage of pointer basics and advanced features. It includes the latest versions of the C language, C20, C17, and C14.
You’ll see how pointers are used to provide vital C features, such as strings, arrays, higher-order functions and polymorphic data structures. Along the way, you’ll cover how pointers can optimize a program to run faster or use less memory than it would otherwise.
There are plenty of code examples in the book to emulate and adapt to meet your specific needs.
What You Will Learn
Work effectively with pointers in your C programming
Learn how to effectively manage dynamic memory
Program with strings and arrays
Create recursive data structures
Implement function pointers
Who This Book Is For
Intermediate to advanced level professional programmers, software developers, and advanced students or researchers. Prior experience with C programming is expected.