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    how can i see it

    halo all,
    i just want to know if it is possible to view the header files like stdio,stdlib,string etc.i want to see the prototype declarations inside it.
    Thanks

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    Your compiler should have an include folder somewhere that has all the header files in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bladactania View Post
    Your compiler should have an include folder somewhere that has all the header files in it.
    Those don't have the actual code in them tho (the code was compiled into library objects already). You probably don't have the C source installed by default (the source for your compiler may not be open either! if it is available, you probably have to download it).

    edit: sorry, the OP just asked for the prototypes; those are in the headers.
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    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    GNU C Library - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

    To see an implementation of the standard library.

    If all you want is the prototype declarations though, your system has them somewhere. Check what directories your compiler is including and search there.

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    See if you can compile your program with the "-P" option (iff the compiler supports it).
    Afterwards view the resultant .i file that the preprocessor generates.

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    i'm using visual studio 2005.where can i see in it,i mean which directory.

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    Look in the Installation Directory. For me it's c:\program files\MS Visual Studio 8\VC\include

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    Thanks for all the help.i've seen the include folder.
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    If you're using Visual Studio, then all you need to do is right click on the header name in your source file and select the first option "Open Document <whatever>" where <whatever> is the name of the header file you wish to open.
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    Thanks hk_mp5kpdw. That was cool. also i've a question regarding visual studio.how can i use its help efficiently. suppose that i want to know about any standard library function( like malloc,swab etc) how can i get it. in turbo c++ pressing CNTRL+F1(after placing the cursor undre the function) gives the information regarding the function, is there any such shortcut in visual studio.any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited by BEN10; 04-25-2009 at 10:02 PM.
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    In most cases, you can just click on the function name in your source file (doesn't need to be highlighted or anything like that, just so the cursor has been clicked somewhere within the name) and press F1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hk_mp5kpdw View Post
    In most cases, you can just click on the function name in your source file (doesn't need to be highlighted or anything like that, just so the cursor has been clicked somewhere within the name) and press F1.
    i did this for printf but it opens the help page with an error.
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