PB071 Principles of low-level programming

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/2/1. 4 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Petr Švenda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Lacko (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Luděk Bártek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Kryštof Bednařík (seminar tutor)
Bc. Adéla Bierská (seminar tutor)
Nikola Davidová (seminar tutor)
Bc. Juraj Fiala (seminar tutor)
Boris Hajduk (seminar tutor)
Jindřich Halabala (seminar tutor)
Bc. Kristína Hanicová (seminar tutor)
Bc. Veronika Hanulíková (seminar tutor)
Petr Hejčl (seminar tutor)
Aleš Horna (seminar tutor)
Bc. Lubomír Hrbáček (seminar tutor)
Miroslav Jaroš (seminar tutor)
Bc. Tomáš Jaroš (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Vojtěch Jelínek (seminar tutor)
Bc. Tomáš Jusko (seminar tutor)
Bc. Petr Kadlec (seminar tutor)
Ján Kapko (seminar tutor)
Iva Kasprzaková (seminar tutor)
Bc. Martin Klimeš (seminar tutor)
Samuel Malec (seminar tutor)
Bc. Juraj Marcin (seminar tutor)
Dominik Melkovič (seminar tutor)
Bc. Ota Mikušek (seminar tutor)
Adam Mydla (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Patrick Ondika (seminar tutor)
Bc. Adam Parák (seminar tutor)
Miroslav Patlevič (seminar tutor)
Michal Rábek (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Lukáš Ručka (seminar tutor)
Jozef Sabo (seminar tutor)
Samuel Sabo (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radoslav Sabol (seminar tutor)
Bc. Jindřich Sedláček (seminar tutor)
Samuel Stančík (seminar tutor)
Štěpán Šonovský (seminar tutor)
David Štorek (seminar tutor)
Bc. Dávid Šutor (seminar tutor)
Pavol Trnavský (seminar tutor)
Martin Tvarožek (seminar tutor)
Bc. Tomáš Vondrák (seminar tutor)
Filip Weinberger (seminar tutor)
Jakub Wolek (seminar tutor)
Radoslav Baník (assistant)
Bc. Matej Focko (assistant)
Mgr. Samuel Gorta (assistant)
Adam Hadar (assistant)
Adam Haluška (assistant)
Patrik Horák (assistant)
Jozef Hoschek (assistant)
Matúš Jakuboc (assistant)
Martin Marcinech (assistant)
Tomáš Menšík (assistant)
Bc. Ondřej Metelka (assistant)
Marcel Nadzam (assistant)
Jan Nouza (assistant)
Jakub Plhal (assistant)
Klaudia Pohanková (assistant)
Peter Rakšány (assistant)
Mgr. Bc. Roman Solař (assistant)
Ján Václav (assistant)
Diana Valková (assistant)
Tomáš Waldsberger (assistant)
Veronika Zemanová (assistant)
Poskytovatelé Specifické podpory výuky
Mgr. et Mgr. Iva Raclavská, DiS. (zapisovatel)
Mgr. Bc. Pavla Wernerová (zapisovatel)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Petr Švenda, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications – Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications – Faculty of Informatics
Mon 10:00–11:50 D2, Mon 10:00–11:50 D1, Mon 10:00–11:50 D3
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB071/01: Wed 10:00–11:50 A219, L. Bártek
PB071/02: Mon 14:00–15:50 A219, L. Bártek
PB071/03: Thu 18:00–19:50 A219, A. Bierská, P. Trnavský
PB071/04: Wed 16:00–17:50 A219, L. Ručka, M. Tvarožek
PB071/05: Tue 10:00–11:50 A219, N. Davidová, T. Jusko
PB071/06: Tue 12:00–13:50 B011, K. Hanicová, P. Hejčl
PB071/07: Mon 18:00–19:50 B011, M. Jaroš, S. Sabo
PB071/08: Wed 18:00–19:50 A219, M. Jaroš, S. Malec
PB071/09: Thu 16:00–17:50 B130, J. Halabala, V. Jelínek
PB071/10: Thu 16:00–17:50 A219, P. Kadlec, A. Parák
PB071/11: Wed 12:00–13:50 A219, P. Kadlec, J. Wolek
PB071/12: Mon 12:00–13:50 A219, I. Kasprzaková, R. Lacko
PB071/13: Mon 12:00–13:50 B130, M. Klimeš, J. Marcin
PB071/14: Wed 14:00–15:50 B011, L. Ručka, J. Sabo
PB071/15: Wed 8:00–9:50 A219, D. Melkovič, L. Ručka
PB071/16: Tue 8:00–9:50 A219, J. Kapko, R. Sabol
PB071/17: Thu 8:00–9:50 B011, R. Sabol, D. Štorek
PB071/18: Tue 18:00–19:50 B011, K. Bednařík, D. Šutor
PB071/19: Thu 18:00–19:50 B011, M. Rábek, D. Šutor
PB071/20: Thu 14:00–15:50 B130, T. Vondrák
PB071/21: Mon 18:00–19:50 A219, J. Fiala, S. Stančík
PB071/22: Mon 12:00–13:50 B011, A. Horna
PB071/23: Mon 14:00–15:50 B130, L. Hrbáček
PB071/24: Wed 12:00–13:50 B011, B. Hajduk, T. Jaroš
PB071/25: Mon 14:00–15:50 B011, T. Jusko
PB071/26: Fri 12:00–13:50 B130, O. Mikušek
PB071/27: Wed 18:00–19:50 B011, A. Mydla, F. Weinberger
PB071/28: Mon 16:00–17:50 A219, P. Ondika
PB071/29: Tue 10:00–11:50 B130, P. Ondika
PB071/30: Wed 16:00–17:50 B011, M. Patlevič
PB071/31: Tue 8:00–9:50 B130, J. Sedláček
PB071/32: Tue 12:00–13:50 B130, Š. Šonovský
PB071/33: Thu 18:00–19:50 B130, R. Lacko, T. Waldsberger
Students are expected to have the basic knowledge of algorithmization in Python or another procedural language. Students are also required to have user experience with Unix/Linux OS, as homework is submitted and tested on a Unix/Linux server.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
Understand and use basic C syntax according to ANSI and ISO/IEC norms.
Decompose given problem and perform practical implementation.
Use modern development tools (IDE, debugger, version control...).
Understand basic C functions for POSIX system.
Annotate source code with possibility to automatically generate documentation. Understand and practically use documentation for existing functions.
Use and follow programming best practices.
Compile programs both under Unix/Linux and Windows.
Learning outcomes
After a course completion, the student will be able to:
- write non-trivial programs in C language;
- use basic development tools including IDE, debugger, versioning system and dynamic analysis of memory use;
- understand code execution on the level of CPU and memory;
- use dynamic allocation and apply correct deallocation where necessary;
- write programs with an application of good programming practices;
  • Historical background of the C language. Its relation to the Unix OS.
  • C compilers under Unix and MS-DOS/MS-Windows, integrated development environment, debugger, version control. Good programming practices, testing.
  • Data types, constants, declarations, expressions. Assignment expressions and statements.
  • Basic program structure. Preprocessor statements. Comments. Control structures. Relational expressions. Elementary I/O operations.
  • Arrays and pointers. Functions. Calling by value, passing arguments by pointer.
  • User defined data types. Dynamic memory allocation.
  • I/O in details. Using files. Wide characters.
  • Strings and string manipulation. Standard C library according to ANSI and ISO/IEC standards. Calling Unix core services. Further Unix libraries for C. POSIX C Library. Implementation on Windows.
  • Safe and defensive programming.
  • Automated and manual testing.
  • Kernighan, Brian W. - Ritchie, Dennis M. Programovací jazyk C. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. ISBN 80-251-0897-X
  • HEROUT, Pavel. Učebnice jazyka C. 3. upr. vyd. České Budějovice: KOPP, 1996, 269 s. ISBN 80-85828-21-9. info
  • HEROUT, Pavel. Učebnice jazyka C. České Budějovice: KOPP, 1998, 236 s. ISBN 80-85828-50-2. info
  • DRESSLER, Miroslav. Programovací jazyky GNU : volně šiřitelná programátorská prostředí : Fortran, jazyk C, Pascal, GRX, DJGPP, RHIDE, RSX, VESA, EMX, MAKE. 1. vyd. Praha: Computer Press, 1998, xix, 225. ISBN 8072260707. info
Teaching methods
Teaching consists from theoretical lectures combined with the practical exercises and programming homework selected to practice topics from lectures.
Assessment methods
To be allowed to participate in final exam, a student student will undertake 6 programming homework (at least four of them for non-zero points) and participate in one final programming exercise consisting of test and practical programming exercise. 85 points are required to pass the course in addition to successful completion of requirements of practical exercises.
The students are working on given homework (usually finalized at home or in computer lab). Homework are awarded by point according to given criteria. Recommended finalization is exam, which is maintained as test questionnaire on computer. Precondition for undertake exam is to have awarded credit from practical exercises and autonomously programmed final assignment. Classification is based on points gathered from exercises, test questionnaire and final assignment. Participation on practical exercises is mandatory, unless teacher allows for exception (e.g., based on student exceptional knowledge of the subject).
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Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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