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COMP 2717 - C Programming 2

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

The C programming language is the foundation for all modern programming languages. This hands-on lab course replaces COMP 3425, continuing on from COMP 2617. It is only for those programmers who already understand programming and the basics of the C language. Students will understand how to develop applications with the C language at an intermediate level. They gain experience with the build process, and learn to create multi-file projects, access data files and use data structures. Topics include; link lists, pointers and how to create a modular program design. Learning to use the C language properly will improve application development skills in many programming language and scripting environments. It is still widely used in low-level hardware applications for device drivers. Successful participants will not gain knowledge of procedural programming, but be able to build applications in the C language. This course is no longer offered, students may complete COMP 2510 or COMP 2511.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 2617

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop medium size C program.
  • Use the C language in a disciplined manner.
  • Take advantage of C's pre-processor capabilities.
  • Do input and output the "C" way (printf(), scanf(), etc.).
  • Use Command Line Arguments and IO Redirection.
  • Use the intermediate and advanced features of the C language including: structs, unions, enumerated types and bit manipulations.
  • Perform complex string manipulations.
  • Utilize the C Standard Library.
  • Understand the key differences between programming in C and C++.
  • Use the C language dynamic memory allocation (malloc, calloc, realloc and free).
  • Implement data structures in C, such as linked lists, stacks, queues and binary trees.
  • Create real world software applications using the C language as a tool to solve problems.

Effective as of Winter 2010

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