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Make a fully functional C program without Header File

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Learn how to make a c program without the Header File

Learn how can you make a c program without the Header File
Hello folks. Through this article, I intend to share how we can design a C/C++ program  without including a header file.
Along with the procedure, I would also  discuss how exactly the include statements are treated when programs are compiled.

The first statement that we write while making a C/C++ program is
So let us discuss how this statement is actually seen by a compiler
#, as we all know is called Pre-processor directive. Its name itself signifies its work
I.e. the statement following # are first processed and then the program is compiled i.e. these statements are processed not  on compile time, but before compile time.
As soon as compiler notices a  "#"  in the program, the code of the statement following # is replaced by the actual code of that statement.
Hence this makes the user not to type the tedious code again and again, instead, they can just create any file of it, specify its path, and include that file as header file followed by a "#" so that if the path and file are correctly specified, then the bulky code that will be seen by the compiler as if that code is pasted into that program itself. So now the programs become complete and  hence now the actual compilation starts.
This was the use of pre-processor directive i.e. if similar bulky code is to be used again and again in many programs then better declare that code in a text file, paste that file in "include" folder of your turboC, and now in your program just include
That file in a statement followed by #.
Now coming to our topic which was to make a C/C++ program without including a header file.
Now I guess you all must have got it how I am going to do so. Yes.. exactly.. you got it right!!
Instead of writing the #include statements, I am going to paste the actual code of the file which we were included  through #include statements.
We will try this out on the most basic program of any language i.e. hello world program
The basic program looks like:
void main()
printf("Hello World");
//And on pasting code for the two #include statements, our program would be as:
/*  stdio.h

    Definitions for the  stream input and output.

    Copyright (c) 1987, 1991 by Borland International
    All Rights Reserved.

#ifndef __STDIO_H
#define __STDIO_H

#if !defined( __DEFS_H )
#include <_defs.h>

#ifndef NULL
#include <_null.h>

#ifndef _SIZE_T
#define _SIZE_T
typedef unsigned size_t;

/* Definition of the file position type
typedef long    fpos_t;

/* Definition of the control structure for streams
typedef struct  {
        int             level;          /* fill/empty level of buffer */
        unsigned        flags;          /* File status flags          */
        char            fd;             /* File descriptor            */
        unsigned char   hold;           /* Ungetc char if no buffer   */
        int             bsize;          /* Buffer size                */
        unsigned char   *buffer;   /* Data transfer buffer       */
        unsigned char   *curp;     /* Current active pointer     */
        unsigned        istemp;         /* Temporary file indicator   */
        short           token;          /* Used for validity checking */
}       FILE;                           /* This is the FILE object    */

/* Bufferisation type to be used as 3rd argument for "setvbuf" function
#define _IOFBF  0
#define _IOLBF  1
#define _IONBF  2

/*  "flags" bits definitions
#define _F_RDWR 0x0003                  /* Read/write flag       */
#define _F_READ 0x0001                  /* Read only file        */
#define _F_WRIT 0x0002                  /* Write only file       */
#define _F_BUF  0x0004                  /* Malloc'ed Buffer data */
#define _F_LBUF 0x0008                  /* line-buffered file    */
#define _F_ERR  0x0010                  /* Error indicator       */
#define _F_EOF  0x0020                  /* EOF indicator         */
#define _F_BIN  0x0040                  /* Binary file indicator */
#define _F_IN   0x0080                  /* Data is incoming      */
#define _F_OUT  0x0100                  /* Data is outgoing      */
#define _F_TERM 0x0200                  /* File is a terminal    */

/* End-of-file constant definition
#define EOF (-1)            /* End of file indicator */

/* Number of files that can be open simultaneously
#if __STDC__
#define FOPEN_MAX 18        /* Able to have 18 files (20 - stdaux & stdprn) */
#define FOPEN_MAX 20        /* Able to have 20 files */
#define SYS_OPEN  20

#define FILENAME_MAX 80

/* Default buffer size use by "setbuf" function
#define BUFSIZ  512         /* Buffer size for stdio */

/* Size of an arry large enough to hold a temporary file name string
#define L_ctermid   5       /* CON: plus null byte */
#define P_tmpdir    ""      /* temporary directory */
#define L_tmpnam    13      /* tmpnam buffer size */

/* Constants to be used as 3rd argument for "fseek" function
#define SEEK_CUR    1
#define SEEK_END    2
#define SEEK_SET    0

/* Number of unique file names that shall be generated by "tmpnam" function
#define TMP_MAX     0xFFFF

/* Standard I/O predefined streams

#if !defined( _RTLDLL )
extern  FILE    _Cdecl _streams[];
extern  unsigned    _Cdecl _nfile;

#define stdin   (&_streams[0])
#define stdout  (&_streams[1])
#define stderr  (&_streams[2])

#if !__STDC__
#define stdaux  (&_streams[3])
#define stdprn  (&_streams[4])


#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
FILE far * far __getStream(int);
#ifdef __cplusplus
#define stdin   __getStream(0)
#define stdout  __getStream(1)
#define stderr  __getStream(2)
#define stdaux  __getStream(3)
#define stdprn  __getStream(4)

#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
void    _Cdecl clearerr(FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl fclose(FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl fflush(FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl fgetc(FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl fgetpos(FILE *__stream, fpos_t *__pos);
char   *_Cdecl fgets(char *__s, int __n, FILE *__stream);
FILE   *_Cdecl fopen(const char *__path, const char *__mode);
int     _Cdecl fprintf(FILE *__stream, const char *__format, ...);
int     _Cdecl fputc(int __c, FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl fputs(const char *__s, FILE *__stream);
size_t  _Cdecl fread(void *__ptr, size_t __size, size_t __n,
                     FILE *__stream);
FILE   *_Cdecl freopen(const char *__path, const char *__mode,
                            FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl fscanf(FILE *__stream, const char *__format, ...);
int     _Cdecl fseek(FILE *__stream, long __offset, int __whence);
int     _Cdecl fsetpos(FILE *__stream, const fpos_t *__pos);
long    _Cdecl ftell(FILE *__stream);
size_t  _Cdecl fwrite(const void *__ptr, size_t __size, size_t __n,
                      FILE *__stream);
char   *_Cdecl gets(char *__s);
void    _Cdecl perror(const char *__s);
int     _Cdecl printf(const char *__format, ...);
int     _Cdecl puts(const char *__s);
int     _CType remove(const char *__path);
int     _CType rename(const char *__oldname,const char *__newname);
void    _Cdecl rewind(FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl scanf(const char *__format, ...);
void    _Cdecl setbuf(FILE *__stream, char *__buf);
int     _Cdecl setvbuf(FILE *__stream, char *__buf,
                       int __type, size_t __size);
int     _Cdecl sprintf(char *__buffer, const char *__format, ...);
int     _Cdecl sscanf(const char *__buffer,
                      const char *__format, ...);
char   *_Cdecl strerror(int __errnum);
FILE   *_Cdecl tmpfile(void);
char   *_Cdecl tmpnam(char *__s);
int     _Cdecl ungetc(int __c, FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl vfprintf(FILE *__stream, const char *__format,
                        void *__arglist);
int     _Cdecl vfscanf(FILE *__stream, const char *__format,
                        void *__arglist);
int     _CType vprintf(const char *__format, void *__arglist);
int     _Cdecl vscanf(const char *__format, void *__arglist);
int     _Cdecl vsprintf(char *__buffer, const char *__format,
                        void *__arglist);
int     _Cdecl vsscanf(const char *__buffer, const char *__format,
                        void *__arglist);
int     _CType unlink(const char *__path);
int     _Cdecl getc(FILE *__fp);

int     _Cdecl getchar(void);
int     _Cdecl putchar(const int __c);

int     _Cdecl putc(const int __c, FILE *__fp);
int     _Cdecl feof(FILE *__fp);
int     _Cdecl ferror(FILE *__fp);
#if !__STDC__
int     _Cdecl fcloseall(void);
FILE   *_Cdecl fdopen(int __handle, char *__type);
int     _Cdecl fgetchar(void);
int     _Cdecl flushall(void);
int     _Cdecl fputchar(int __c);
FILE   * _Cdecl _fsopen (const char *__path, const char *__mode,
                  int __shflag);
int     _Cdecl getw(FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl putw(int __w, FILE *__stream);
int     _Cdecl rmtmp(void);
char   * _Cdecl _strerror(const char *__s);
char   * _Cdecl tempnam(char *__dir, char *__pfx);
#define fileno(f)       ((f)->fd)
int      _Cdecl _fgetc(FILE *__stream);           /* used by getc() macro */
int      _Cdecl _fputc(char __c, FILE *__stream); /* used by putc() macro */

#ifdef  __cplusplus

/*  The following macros provide for common functions */

#define ferror(f)   ((f)->flags & _F_ERR)
#define feof(f)     ((f)->flags & _F_EOF)

#define getc(f) \
  ((--((f)->level) >= 0) ? (unsigned char)(*(f)->curp++) : \
    _fgetc (f))

#define putc(c,f) \
  ((++((f)->level) < 0) ? (unsigned char)(*(f)->curp++=(c)) : \
    _fputc ((c),f))

#define getchar()  getc(stdin)
#define putchar(c) putc((c), stdout)
#define ungetc(c,f) ungetc((c),f)   /* traditionally a macro */


/*  conio.h

    Direct MSDOS console input/output.

    Copyright (c) 1987, 1991 by Borland International
    All Rights Reserved.

#if !defined(__CONIO_H)
#define __CONIO_H

#if !defined(__DEFS_H)
#include <_defs.h>

#define _NOCURSOR      0
#define _SOLIDCURSOR   1
#define _NORMALCURSOR  2
struct text_info {
    unsigned char winleft;
    unsigned char wintop;
    unsigned char winright;
    unsigned char winbottom;
    unsigned char attribute;
    unsigned char normattr;
    unsigned char currmode;
    unsigned char screenheight;
    unsigned char screenwidth;
    unsigned char curx;
    unsigned char cury;
enum text_modes { LASTMODE=-1, BW40=0, C40, BW80, C80, MONO=7, C4350=64 };
#if !defined(__COLORS)
#define __COLORS

enum COLORS {
    BLACK,          /* dark colors */
    DARKGRAY,       /* light colors */

#define BLINK       128 /* blink bit */
extern   int _Cdecl directvideo;
extern   int _Cdecl _wscroll;
#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
void        _Cdecl clreol( void );
void        _Cdecl clrscr( void );
void        _Cdecl gotoxy( int __x, int __y );
int         _Cdecl wherex( void );
int         _Cdecl wherey( void );
int         _Cdecl getch( void );
int         _Cdecl getche( void );
int         _Cdecl kbhit( void );
int         _Cdecl putch( int __c );

#ifndef _PORT_DEFS
int         _Cdecl inp( unsigned __portid );
unsigned    _Cdecl inpw( unsigned __portid );
int         _Cdecl outp( unsigned __portid, int __value );
unsigned    _Cdecl outpw( unsigned __portid, unsigned __value );
unsigned char _Cdecl inportb( int __portid );
void        _Cdecl outportb( int __portid, unsigned char __value );
#endif  /* !_PORT_DEFS */

int         _Cdecl inport( int __portid );
void        _Cdecl outport( int __portid, int __value );

void        _Cdecl delline( void );
int         _Cdecl gettext( int __left, int __top,
                            int __right, int __bottom,
                            void *__destin);
void        _Cdecl gettextinfo (struct text_info *__r );
void        _Cdecl highvideo( void );
void        _Cdecl insline( void );
void        _Cdecl lowvideo( void );
int         _Cdecl movetext( int __left, int __top,
                             int __right, int __bottom,
                             int __destleft, int __desttop );
void        _Cdecl normvideo( void );
int         _Cdecl puttext( int __left, int __top,
                            int __right, int __bottom,
                            void *__source );
void        _Cdecl textattr( int __newattr );
void        _Cdecl textbackground( int __newcolor );
void        _Cdecl textcolor( int __newcolor );
void        _Cdecl textmode( int __newmode );
void        _Cdecl window( int __left, int __top, int __right, int __bottom);
void        _Cdecl _setcursortype( int __cur_t );
char * _Cdecl cgets( char *__str );
int         _Cdecl cprintf( const char *__format, ... );
int         _Cdecl cputs( const char *__str );
int         _Cdecl cscanf( const char *__format, ... );
char * _Cdecl getpass( const char *__prompt );
int         _Cdecl ungetch( int __ch );

#ifndef _PORT_DEFS
#define _PORT_DEFS
    /* These are in-line functions.  These prototypes just clean up
       some syntax checks and code generation.
unsigned char _Cdecl    __inportb__( int __portid );
unsigned int _Cdecl     __inportw__( int __portid );
void        _Cdecl      __outportb__( int __portid, unsigned char __value );
void        _Cdecl      __outportw__( int __portid, unsigned int __value );

#define inportb         __inportb__
#define inportw         __inportw__
#define outportb        __outportb__
#define outportw        __outportw__
#define inp( portid )      __inportb__( portid )
#define outp( portid,v )  (__outportb__( portid,v ), (int)_AL)
#define inpw( portid )     __inportw__( portid )
#define outpw( portid,v ) (__outportw__( portid,v ), (unsigned)_AX)
#endif  /* _PORT_DEFS */

#ifdef __cplusplus

#endif  /* __CONIO_H */


void main()

Try running this program, it will run like our normal program, and will print Helloworld as its output.
Now the question may arise as from where shall we copy the code of any header file so I would like to share all header files are stored in C:\turboc3\include in case you are using TurboC . Just open include folder and you will see all possible header files in C/C++.
Open these files in any text editor, copy it and paste it in program area to achieve our goal.
No doubt our program has become bulky, but our purpose is served.

**  We can even include our name as an include statement in #include as
#include<aman.txt> in place of #include<conio.h>
All you need to do is just copy all text of conio.h in a new text document named as aman.txt and paste this text file in include folder   **
If you have any queries please feel free to comment and ask .
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