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C By Discovery (4th Edition)

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1 Intermediate Programming CSE 1320 Lecture 01 Characteristics of C Language level Intermediate to high Programming environment interpretation: translates and executes sequentially Compilation: source code object code Preprocessing: strip comments, expand macros, handle preprocessor directives Translating: source code to assembly language Optimizing: makes assembly more efficient Assembling: assembly language to machine language Linking: brings libraries and creates executable file Characteristics of C (contd) • Portability Executes properly without modifications on all types of computers Compiler and operating system ANSI standards for C • Maintenance Maintenance phase Application changes Bugs in the original code Structured programming • Modular • Readable Easily maintained/modified Fundamentals Reserved words – Keywords: part of the language itself • Identifiers – Allowed sequence of characters used to name variables, subprograms, etc.
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