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This section gives an overview of C programs and program execution. Terms and features important to understanding C programs and components are also introduced. Topics discussed include:
- Source files and source programs
- The main function and program execution
- Parsing command-line arguments
- Lifetime, scope, visibility, and linkage
- Name spaces
Because this section is an overview, the topics discussed contain introductory material only. See the cross-referenced information for more detailed explanations.