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C tutorial - C syntax , part II - [ID:547] (6/8)

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video tutorial by gasto, added 03/08

Series ID: 138 Video ID: 547

The confusing static keyword is demystified, by defining variables in different places (outside every function or in a block). We start to see the disadvantages and stingy nature of the C tokens. Static defined inside a block refers to the static aspect of its duration, while static defined outside every function refers to the internal-linkage aspect of its linkage. Auto storage class specifier is used for documentation purposes mostly. We also dive into the difference between syntax and semantic, with a clear example.

Visit the C Console Programming video series for updates on C programming from me.

// Csyntax.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.

#include "stdafx.h"

extern short shortnum;
void doSomething(void);

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
	//extern short shortnum;
	char letter = 't';
	char * string = "hello everyone";
	float floatnum = 4.45462;
	int num = 3;
	short assignment = shortnum;
	short shortnum = 2;

	if (num <= 2) {shortnum = 4;}
	printf("%d \n", shortnum);
	return 0;

void doSomething(void){
	int variable = 1; //this is initialized once.
	printf("%d  %d\n", shortnum , variable);
	variable++; // variable = variable+1;


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8. pearceynta Sun, 28 Feb 2010 10:41

At this point my contribution will have to be thanks and any constructive criticism.

I see from your biographical info that you are "Happy to contribute to the 'help-without-compensation-asked' community. I hope every one that reads this contributes something back as well."

I'm retired, but I am giving some "help-without-compensation", by spending 4 hours a week teaching a Chicano fellow I've met up here in Michigan to speak better English.

I saw a movie once where one guy helped another and told him to "pass it on". Maybe that's the idea.

Thanks for pointing out a the C static initialization pitfall.


7. anonymous Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:07

very Good video tutorial. Please keep posting! Thank you.

6. anonymous Thu, 30 Jul 2009 14:49

this is super awsome ! keep up the good work guy =)

5. anonymous Sat, 25 Jul 2009 00:32


4. anonymous Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:24


Please tond too much take time while explaning.. because video will become lenghty..

from developing countries it takes time to load lengithy vedio

rest is good

Will be very soon, updated with 2 new entries.

very good and clear tutorial! thanks , i hope it will be continued

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