C Programming - Using Pointers, Constants and Strings
Gain a better understanding of the use of pointers, constants, and strings when programming with C through this course.
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C is a powerful system programming language and is commonly used to programme operating systems such as Unix. With this course, you will learn that one of the main advantages of programming in C is that it allows the programmer to write directly to memory. This means that key constructs such as pointers, constants, and strings can be used within the memory in an efficient and machine-independent fashion. You will also look into the functions of the char pointer.
You will then look into constants and string literals in C. You will learn that a string literal is a sequence of characters from the source character set enclosed in double quotation marks and are used to represent a sequence of characters which when taken together form a null-terminated string. You will also learn that you must always prefix wide-string literals with the letter L. You will also look into a new way to visualize RAM.
Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to confidently use pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C as well as change the memory address contained within a pointer. You will also better understand why you need to learn about pointers and the char pointer. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of constants and string literals in C, the character string as an array of characters in C, and more! Check out this course and enhance your programming skills today!
Module 1: Programming in C - Using Pointers, Constants and Strings in C
Using pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C
About changing the memory address contained within a pointer
Pointers containing memory addresses of multi byte variables
Pointers have memory addresses too
Why do you need to learn pointers?
Introducing the char pointer
Introducing constants and string literals in C
Important review and clarifications
More about strings and constants in C
A new way to visualize RAM
Introducing the character string as an array of characters in C
Using a pointer to directly manipulate data in memory in C
Module 2: Programming in C Assessment
Learning outcomes: - Using pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C; - How to change the memory address contained within a pointer; - Understand why you need to learn pointers; - Learn more about the char pointer; - Introduce constants and string literals in C; - Introduce the character string as an array of characters in C;
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