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Coronado Enterprises C TUTOR June 30, 1986


Getting Started with the C tutorial

The first thing you should do is to backup the distribution
diskettes and store the distribution diskettes away in a safe
place. Use only the copy for all operations.

Getting started with the TEXT diskette

Before you can begin study of C, you must print out a copy
of the tutorial text. The file named PRINTEXT.BAT is designed
to help you to do this. Simply type the name PRINTEXT at the
DOS prompt and all of the tutorial text will be printed for you.
When the system displays "Name of list device [PRN]:", hit the
return key to accept the default. This batch file uses the DOS
command PRINT.COM to actually do the printing and it has an upper
limit of 10 files that can be queued up at once. There is there-
fore a pause after each group of print requests to allow the
queue to empty out, after which you must hit any key to allow
printing to continue. If you key these commands in manually,
you can print in the background, and be using your computer to
do something else (provided of course that the something else
doesn't require the printer).

Getting started with the SOURCE diskette

If you desire, a printout of all of the C files can be made
using the PRINTALL.BAT file included. Simply type PRINTALL at the
command prompt with the printer on and lots of paper in place.
It will print about 150 pages including this file and some other
definition files. You may want to edit a copy of the PRINTALL.BAT
file to only print part of the files initially, and print the
remainder as you come to them in the lessons.

PRINTALL.BAT uses the file LIST.EXE to actually do the print-
ing. This is a program written in C, and included in your tutorial
as an example program in chapter 14, and compiled for you to use in
this step. Since printers are not standard there is a chance that
LIST.EXE will not work on your printer. If it doesn't, use the
file named LIST.COM from the other disk. LIST.COM was written to
do the same job, but it was written in Pascal and compiled with
Turbo Pascal. Since it uses a different compiler, it may work
correctly on your printer. After you gain experience, you can
debug LIST.C and LISTF.C and compile them for use with your partic-
ular printer. If neither works, use whatever method you can to
print out the files, if you desire to. It is not really necessary
to print out the C example files, but sometimes a hardcopy is a
real convenience.

Questionnaire on the C Tutorial

What other languages have you programmed in?_______________________

What other languages would you like to learn?______________________

Did you complete the C tutorial?___________________________________

Did you find it helpful?___________________________________________

What features would you like to see added?_________________________

Did you find anything missing?_____________________________________

At this time, Coronado Enterprises has completed tutorials on Pascal
and C. Modula-2 is well along the way and should be finished around
September of 1986. Other languages are being considered but we need
your thoughts as to what languages should be covered with a tutorial
next. Please write and let us know your needs.

_______ Enclosed is $10.00 to help cover the cost and time of
writing the tutorial which I found useful. Please send
me a current list of tutorials.

_______ Enclosed is nothing, I do not wish to pay anything, but I
would like a current list of tutorials. I have enclosed a
stamped self addressed envelope.

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