A Little C Primer/Comments and Revision History

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I wrote this document, not because I am an expert on this subject, but because I'm not. I don't use C often, and the combination of infrequent use and relatively obscure syntax makes them frustrating to deal with. So I threw these notes together to make sure that what I did know was in an accessible form.

This document originally contained two chapters on C++, but they were sketchy and I had little interest in the language. C++ is really not so much an enhancement of C as it is a different language based on C. For the very small software projects I tend to work on, its additional features are much more bother than they're worth. Since I couldn't maintain that material, I deleted it.

Revision history:

   v1.0   / 01 jan 95 / gvg
   v2.0   / 01 may 95 / gvg / Added chapters on C++, reformatted.
   v2.1   / 30 may 95 / gvg / Minor corrections and changes. 
   v2.2   / 01 jul 95 / gvg / Added quick reference and minor changes.
   v2.3   / 09 jul 95 / gvg / Corrected bug in "strlen()" description.
   v2.4   / 25 aug 95 / gvg / Added command-line parser example.
   v2.5   / 13 oct 95 / gvg / Web update. 
   v2.5   / 01 feb 99 / gvg / Minor cosmetic update.
   v2.0.7 / 01 feb 02 / gvg / Minor cosmetic update.
   v3.0.0 / 01 aug 03 / gvg / Eliminated C++ material.
   v3.0.1 / 01 aug 05 / gvg / Minor proofing & cleanup.
   v3.0.2 / 01 jul 07 / gvg / Minor cosmetic update.