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C Primer Plus, Fourth Edition by Stephen Prata

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Key Concepts

The C standard doesn't just describe the C language; it describes a package consisting of the C language, the C preprocessor, and the standard C library. The preprocessor lets you shape the compiling process, listing substitutions to be made, indicating which lines of code should be compiled, and other aspects of compiler behavior. The C library extends the reach of the language and provides prepackaged solutions to many programming problems.

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