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need line by line explanation of this program in detail

Discussion in 'C' started by nadanasundaram, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. nadanasundaram

    nadanasundaram New Member

    #include <stdio.h>
    void string_reverse_function(char *,int);
    int main()
    FILE *file_pointer;
    char buffer[100];
    char read1;
    register int index = 0;
    file_pointer = fopen("input_file","r+");
    while((read1 = fgetc(file_pointer)) != EOF)
    if((read1 == ' ') || (read1 == '\n'))
    buffer[index] = '\0';
    index = 0;
    buffer[index] = read1;
    void string_reverse_function(char word[],int length)
    register int index;
    char temp;
    for(index = 0;index < length/2;index++)
    temp = word[index];
    word[index] = word[length -(1+index)];
    word[length - (1 + index)] = temp;
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 29, 2009
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Why not ask the person who has written it
  3. c_user

    c_user New Member

    yes sabbir u r right......
    nadanasundaram it will be better if u will ask the explanation of one or two lines..... but explainiion the total is not difficult but hactic job......
    so better state ur ur question a little better next time....
    hav a gud day...
  4. vignesh1988i

    vignesh1988i Banned

    the above mentioned displays the contents of the files one by one (ie) each WORD in reverse order followed by a new line character.....

    SAMPLE i/p :
    ur file contains : I LOVE MY MOTHER INDIA

    Sample O/P :


    1) since in this program , a FILE contents is gonna be made use of , a file pointer is been declared. (line 5)
    2) since you are going to store the file contents by taking it as WORD by WORD , that word is goin to be stored in a temperory Buffer array. (line 6)
    3) but in file u can read only by character by character , to first read it from the file we have a character variable read1. (line 7)
    4) for indexing that buffer array we have a index as a variable .(line 8)
    5) for opening a file . we must use the function fopen() function..... inside that function the first argument is the file name , second is the opening mode of that file.. here opening mode is "r+" , where we can both read as well as write (used for updation)..
    6) now comes a very important string function , memset(); ,
    THE SYNTAX OF THIS IS : void memset (char *s , unsigned char ch , int bytes)
    a) where 's' denotes the starting address of the array , 'ch' refers to a particular character , 'bytes' refers , Till how many bytes i have to replace the character specified by 'ch' .....
    b) then after using the function , upto the specified bytes it will be replaced by that character u have mentioned by 'ch'......
    7) now he has used , this function ..... so it fills the character '\0' upto 100 bytes of memory in the buffer array......
    8) now the program starts reading from the file , read1 gets character by character from the file pointer 'file_pointer'... and simultenously checks for END OF FILE (EOF)....
    9) so next statement is , it is checking for spaces or Newline character.... since one of the termination condition for a word in english is SPACE or A NEW LINE... so the program checks for it........
    10) A) if the above if condition becomes TRUE (ie) if the file encounters SPACE or A NEW LINE , the present buffer index is made '\0' and sent to a function called string_reverse_function() , This function will thus reverse the string which is passed as an argument.......... LIKE THIS IT MOVES............... ........... ...... ...
    B) if the Above if statement is a FALSE (ie) the file is not encountering any SPACES or A NEW LINE , character by character is copied to the buffer array
    11) Thus the program runs , and when the file encounters the EOF the while loop will terminate ................

    hope this helps u .....:charming::charming:

    thank u:):)


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