In this course, you will get a solid introduction to the HPE NonStop™ Server implementation of ANSI-standard C programming. You will learn C language syntax and ANSI[1]standard I/O routines and apply your knowledge through lab exercises. From basic syntax to advanced techniques, the course provides an intensive look at the C language. Prior C knowledge is essential.

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•Concepts and Facilities for HPE NonStop Systems (U4147S)

• Familiarity with C programming syntax or TAL programming experience

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Module 1: C Language Overview

• Distinguishing between types, operators, and expressions

• Control flow

• Writing functions using appropriate program structure

• Using the Inspect and Native Inspect software products with C language programs

• Lab exercise: become familiar with basic “C” code and constructs

• Lab exercise: use standard “C” I/O functions and procedure calls

Module 2: Advanced C

• Using pointers

• Pass pointers and arrays as parameters

• Computing math with pointers

• Using various types of pointers

• Using argument count and argument vector parameters


• Lab exercise: reinforce your ability to use pointers

Module 3: The NonStop Server C Environment

• C memory models

• Usage of compiler pragmas

• Library headers

• Variable argument handling and jumping from functions

• ANSI file I/O and alternate file I/O

• Preventive debugging

• Lab exercise: use ANSI file I/O for file access

Onsite-delivery equipment requirements:

• One NonStop server with NonStop operating system, version H06 or later

• 6530 terminals or equivalent PC/workstation for instructor demonstrations

• 6530 terminal or equivalent PC/workstation per student

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