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Just Enough C for Open Source Projects

Andy Lester (petdance.com)
Programming
Location: Portland 251
Presentation: external link
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)

This session will provide a high-level overview of C, aimed specifically at the programmer wanting to get involved in a C-based open source project. We’ll cover:

  • Numeric types, strings, and structures
  • Memory management: the heap, the stack, and pointers
  • Using the preprocessor
  • Understanding compiler warnings
  • Memory checking with valgrind
  • How to navigate a large C-based open source project (ctags, etc.)
  • Security, or, how the Bad Guys smash the stack
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Andy Lester

petdance.com

Andy Lester (http://perlbuzz.com) is the lead programmer for Book Wholesalers Inc, (http://bwibooks.com/). He’s active in the Parrot, Perl 6 and Perl 5 projects, and maintains over a dozen testing-related modules. His current non-code project is a book for Pragmatic Bookshelf on job search strategies for programmers, sysadmins and other technical people.

OSCON 2008