The Basics

In this chapter, just like with any good cookbook, we'll look at the basic techniques that are used in the recipes. I use a certain programming style, with conventions that I've found comfortable, and more importantly, useful and time-saving over the years. I want to share these conventions with you here so I don't have to describe them in each chapter.

If you're an experienced UNIX and C programmer, you can just skip this chapter, or come back to it if you find something confusing later.