I've learned that using the deep copy in inheritance fixes the problem when you're inheriting a child object when later modifying a child's property, you're changing the parent's property as well because it points to the same object.

I read this awesome book but I'm very confused about what this code means:

Code JavaScript:
function deepCopy(p, c) {
     //Couldn't you just put c = { } instead?
     var c = c || { };
     for(var i in p) {
          //What's the meaning of using the constructor property to check the object?
          if(typeof p[x].constructor ==== 'object') {
               //What's the meaning of the ternary operator having the { } object?
               c[x] = (p[x] === Array) ? [] : { };
               //I don't get what's the meaning of invoking deepCopy().
               deepCopy(p[x], c[x])
          else {
               c[x] = p[x];
     return c;

Sorry if I confuse anyone in my code comments. It would be appreciated if anyone can just walk me through the use of the meaning of the code inside the for-in loop.

Code JavaScript:
var parent = {
	numbers: [1, 2, 3],
	letters: ['a', 'b', 'c'],
	obj: {
	     prop: 1
	bool: true

Code JavaScript:
//I thought you're required to use two arguments in the deepCopy method.
var mydeep = deepCopy(parent);

This type of code looks advance and very hard to analyze.
Is this code important to learn?

Thanks in advance