PB071 Principles of low-level programming

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/2. 4 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
doc. RNDr. Petr Švenda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Luděk Bártek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Jan Bouda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tomáš Brukner (seminar tutor)
Frédéric Dupont Dupuis, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Jiří Glozar (seminar tutor)
Miroslav Jaroš (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Katarína Kejstová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Roman Lacko (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michal Mikloš (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Pulec (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Petr Ročkai, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Lukáš Ručka (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Slabý, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Peter Stanko (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Weiser (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Michal Zima (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Aleš Zlámal (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ján Bella (assistant)
Matej Dujava (assistant)
Bc. Martin Frian (assistant)
Bc. Martin Piatka (assistant)
Bc. Matúš Raček (assistant)
Bc. Matúš Talčík (assistant)
Mgr. Jan Tušil (assistant)
Bc. Adam Vaňko (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, 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 D1
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB071/01: Tue 10:00–11:50 A219, J. Slabý
PB071/02: Tue 12:00–13:50 A219, J. Slabý
PB071/03: Tue 14:00–15:50 A215, A. Zlámal
PB071/04: Tue 10:00–11:50 B130, L. Ručka
PB071/05: Mon 14:00–15:50 B117, L. Bártek
PB071/06: Tue 10:00–11:50 B117, L. Bártek
PB071/07: Mon 18:00–19:50 A219, J. Weiser
PB071/08: Tue 12:00–13:50 B311, M. Pulec
PB071/09: Fri 10:00–11:50 A219, F. Dupont Dupuis
PB071/10: Tue 16:00–17:50 A219, P. Stanko
PB071/11: Tue 18:00–19:50 A219, M. Jaroš
PB071/12: Fri 8:00–9:50 A219, M. Mikloš
PB071/13: Mon 14:00–15:50 A219, R. Lacko
PB071/14: Thu 10:00–11:50 B117, T. Brukner
PB071/15: Wed 16:00–17:50 A219, M. Mikloš
PB071/16: Tue 18:00–19:50 B117, P. Stanko
PB071/17: Wed 8:00–9:50 B116, M. Zima
PB071/18: Thu 18:00–19:50 B311, F. Dupont Dupuis
PB071/19: Mon 12:00–13:50 B116, L. Ručka
PB071/20: Thu 16:00–17:50 B117, A. Zlámal
PB071/21: Thu 8:00–9:50 A215, T. Brukner
PB071/22: Thu 18:00–19:50 A219, M. Jaroš
PB071/23: Wed 18:00–19:50 B117, M. Zima
PB071/24: Thu 16:00–17:50 A219, P. Ročkai
PB071/25: Mon 18:00–19:50 B116, K. Kejstová
PB071/26: Tue 14:00–15:50 B117, J. Bouda
PB071/27: Wed 18:00–19:50 A215, J. Weiser
PB071/28: Fri 8:00–9:50 A320
PB071/29: Tue 16:00–17:50 B116, J. Bouda
PB071/30: Mon 12:00–13:50 A219, R. Lacko
PB071/31: Tue 14:00–15:50 B130, M. Pulec
IB001 Intro to Prog. using C || IB111 Introduction to Programming || IB999 Programming Test
Students are expected to have knowledge of algorithmization in Pascal or another procedural language. Students are also required to have user experience with Unix OS, as homework is submitted and tested on a Unix server.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study 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 and Windows.
  • 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. Advanced 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
During the whole semester, student will undertake 5 programming homework, one written tests and one final programming exercise. 95 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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Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
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 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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