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Simple C structs - building up to full, dynamic example

During the final day of our "Learning to program in C" course - today - we built up an example that introduced structs, then added dynamic memory allocation so that we ended up with a flexible program capable of taking an unlimited amount of data. The build up examples also show (in the last program) reading of data from a file, tokenising a string, and extracting numbers from the various fields.

[link] to Simple demonstation of a structure

[link] to Copying Strings in and out of a structure

[link] to An Array of Structures

[link] to Structure Pointers

[link] to Dynamic allocation of memory for structs

[link] to Dynamic allocation for struct and struct pointers, and populating from file

[link] to Data for final example
(written 2014-12-03)

 
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