# Category: Programming Languages

• ## How to write an algorithm to find if a number is palindrome or not

#include <stdio.h> palindrome() { int n, reverse = 0, temp; printf(“Enter a number to check if it is a palindrome or not: “); scanf(“%d”,&n); temp = n; while ( temp != 0 ) { reverse = reverse * 10; reverse = reverse + temp % 10; temp = temp/10; } if ( n == reverse […]

• ## Tinkering with an Armstrong number finding program function

\$./app Sign detection [1] Power of two [2] Counting No. of bits set [3] Set or clear bits without branching[4] Find maximum value[5] Finding least common multiple[6] Finding the greatest commom divisor[7] Finding if a number is an Armstrong number or not[8] 8 Enter a positive integer: 153 153 is an Armstrong number \$./app Sign […]

• ## Hacking with the program to find the greatest common factor

\$./app Sign detection [1] Power of two [2] Counting No. of bits set [3] Set or clear bits without branching[4] Find maximum value[5] Finding least common multiple[6] Finding the greatest commom divisor[7] 7 Enter the two values for finding GCD: 12 6 GCD is: 6 \$./app Sign detection [1] Power of two [2] Counting No. […]

• ## How to write an algorithm to find the number of bits set in a typical number ?

#include <stdio.h> cbs () { unsigned int v; /* count the number of bits set in v */ unsigned int c; /* c accumulates the total bits set in v */ printf(“Enter v”); scanf(“%u”,&v); for (c = 0; v ; c++) { v = v & (v – 1); /* clear the least significant bit […]

• ## How to write an algorithm to detect if two integers have opposite signs ?

/* detect if two integers have opposite signs */ #include <stdio.h> int x , y; typedef int bool; bool f; int sdetect(x , y) { f = ((x ^ y) < 0); if ( f == 1 ) { printf(“They have opposite signs\n”); } else { printf(“They have same signs\n”); } }

• ## How to write a program to connect to a PostgreSQL server ? (program may not be perfect )

#include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <postgresql/libpq-fe.h> int main(int argc, char **argv) { const char *conninfo; const char *serverversion; PGconn *conn; const char *paramtext = “server_version”; conninfo = “hostaddr = 127.0.0.1 dbname = test user = earl password = bigshot”; conn = PQconnectdb(conninfo); if ( PQstatus(conn) != CONNECTION_OK ) { printf(“Unable to establish connection: %s”,PQerrorMessage(conn)); return […]

• ## How to write a program to find endianess of a machine ?

#include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> static inline int little_endian() { int endian = 1; return (0 == (*(char *)&endian)); } int main (int argc, char **argv) { printf(“This machine is “); little_endian() ? printf(“little”) : printf(“big”); printf(” endian\n”); exit(0); }

• ## How to write a program to modify a word using a bit mask ?

#include <stdio.h> int main() { typedef int bool; bool f; /* conditional flag */ unsigned int m; /* the bit mask */ unsigned int w; /* the word to modify: if (f) w |= m; else w &= ~m; */ printf(“Enter the word to modify “); scanf(“%u”,&w); printf(“Enter the bit mask “); scanf(“%u”,&m); /* w […]

• ## Hacking the program for counting bits set

\$gcc counting-bits-set-naive-way-related.c \$./a.out Enter v 8474578 Total bits set in v is 11 \$./a.out Enter v 1 Total bits set in v is 1 \$./a.out Enter v 2 Total bits set in v is 1 \$./a.out 3 Enter v a Total bits set in v is 0 \$cat counting-bits-set-naive-way-related.c #include <stdio.h> int main() { unsigned […]

• ## Hacking bitwise left shift operation with PHP

<?php \$val = 1; for(\$count = 0; \$count <=10 ; \$count++) { echo “count is …” . \$count; echo “\n”; echo “val is …” . \$val; echo “\n”; \$val = \$val << 1; } ?>