I do not intend to give a detailed description of the language here as it
would be too long and boring but if I can try to conjure up the flavour of
“The ‘C’ programming environment” as the yanks call it, I think that would
serve my purpose better. If by some miracle these documented mumblings
generate some enthusiasm then I recommend that you go out and buy the standard
text book for any ‘C’ programmer, that is “The ‘’ programming language” by
Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie published by Prentice-Hall. It is quite
good for a computing textbook, and what is more, defines the standard to which
all compiler writers strive, and all available compilers are compared. Better
still borrow it from a friend as it probably costs about £19 by now.
Ok, enough of the preamble, lets get our hands dirty and walz straight
into a ‘C’ program. This will not shock the computing world with its
complexity but is a program to open a disk file and write the value of a loop
counter into it.
So having looked at it what do you think, I know that I have been using
‘C’ for a while now and I’m pretty used to it, but is it really as mumbo
jumbo’ish as some people say?