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8. Structuring Your Programs

German Gonzalez-Morris1  and Ivor Horton2
Santiago, Chile

I mentioned in Chapter 1 that breaking up a program into reasonably self-contained units is basic to the development of any program of a practical nature. When confronted with a big task, the most sensible thing to do is break it up into manageable chunks. You can then deal with each small chunk fairly easily, and you can be reasonably sure that you’ve done it properly. If you design the chunks of code carefully, you may be able to reuse some of them in other programs.

One of the key ideas in the C language ...

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