You will learn about the following in this chapter:
• Using C to represent a variety of data types
• New algorithms and increasing your ability to develop programs conceptually
• Abstract data types (ADTs)
Learning a computer language is like learning music, carpentry, or engineering. At first, you work with the tools of the trade, playing scales, learning which end of the hammer to hold and which end to avoid, solving countless problems involving falling, sliding, and balanced objects. Acquiring and practicing skills is what you’ve been doing so far in this book, learning to create variables, structures, functions, and the like. Eventually, however, you move to a higher level ...