ISBN 9788176563581,Understanding Pointers in C -4th Revised & Updated Edn

Understanding Pointers in C -4th Revised & Updated Edn



BPB Publications

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9788176563581

ISBN-10 8176563587


Edition 4th
Number of Pages 501 Pages
Language (English)

Programming languages

Published in the year 2009, Understanding Pointers In C is a book that provides the readers with in-depth insights into pointers in the C programming language.

Summary Of The Book

Understanding Pointers In C provides C programmers all the information they need about pointers in the C programming language. It can be rightly said that a C programmer without a sound understanding of pointers is like a fish who can’t swim. Pointers are actually variables that are used for storing addresses, and can also be null. Pointers are useful for expressing a number of computations, helping to produce efficient and compact code.

To tap into their full potential, the programmer needs to have a solid grounding in the subject, which is provided inUnderstanding Pointers In C. Errors often crop up in code if the programmer is not aware of the usage of pointers, thereby, making it important to study this subject meticulously. There are seven chapters in this book, which include Applications of Pointers, Pointers and Data Structures, Pointers and Arrays, Pointers and Structures, Introduction to Pointers, Pointers Miscellany, and Pointers and Strings.

Through the course of this book, Kanetkar explains a number of related concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. He delves into a number of crucial aspects such as the relationship between arrays and pointers, dynamic memory allocation, structures, and variable arguments list. He also throws light on the application of pointers at the end of the book. Kanetkar explains all the important concepts in a step-by-step manner, which helps the readers understand the concepts better. This book provides the readers with detailed information on pointers, and is suitable for students as well as practicing engineers.

About Yashavant Kanetkar

Yashavant Kanetkar is an author and academician. Apart from this book, Kanetkar has authored XML Fundas, Test Your C# .net Skills: Part 1-Language Elements, Direct X Game Programming Fundas, Object Oriented Programming With C++, and Interview Questions In C++ Programming.

Kanetkar completed his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai. He also holds an M.Tech. from IIT, Kanpur. He has authored a number of books on C, VC++, C++, .NET, C#, COM, and DirectX programming. Kanetkar is a frequent columnist for Developer 2.0 and Express Computers. In the past 15 years, he has groomed a number of IT professionals. He has been presented with the Best .NET Technical Contributor and Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional awards by Microsoft. He is the director of KICIT and KSET, both of which are based in Nagpur.



1. Introduction to pointers
2. Pointers and Arrays
3. Pointers and Strings
4. Pointers and Structures
5. Pointers and data structures
6. Pointers miscellany
7. Applications of pointers