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Beginning Linux Programming by Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

By Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

In case you have a few programming adventure and are able to enterprise into Linux programming, this up-to-date variation of the bestselling entry-level publication takes you there. The authors advisor you step-by-step, utilizing development of a CD database program to provide you hands-on adventure as you move from the elemental to the complicated. you will commence with primary techniques like writing Unix courses in C. you will examine easy procedure calls, dossier I/O, interprocess conversation, and shell programming. you will develop into expert with the toolkits and libraries for operating with person interfaces.The publication begins from the fundamentals, explaining tips on how to assemble and run your first software. New to this version are chapters on MySQLÂR entry and management; programming GNOME and KDE; and Linux criteria for transportable functions. assurance of kernel programming, gadget drivers, CVS, grep, and GUI improvement environments has accelerated. This publication can provide useful wisdom for genuine wor ld software.

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Including the header file, which contains declarations for all of the functions in the library, doesn’t cause the entire library to be included in the final program. EXE Shared Libraries One disadvantage of static libraries is that when we run many applications at the same time and they all use functions from the same library, we may end up with many copies of the same functions in memory and indeed many copies in the program files themselves. This can consume a large amount of valuable memory and disk space.

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It’s true that UNIX was originally written in C and that the majority of UNIX applications are written in C, but C is not the only option available to Linux programmers, or UNIX programmers for that matter. In the course of the book, we’ll introduce a couple of the alternatives. In fact, the first version of UNIX was written in PDP 7 assembler language in 1969. C was conceived by Dennis Ritchie around that time, and in 1973 he and Ken Thompson rewrote essentially the entire UNIX kernel in C, quite a feat in the days when system software was written in assembly language.

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