In the last chapter you were introduced to arrays and you saw how using arrays of numerical values could make many programming tasks much easier. In this chapter you'll extend your knowledge of arrays by exploring how you can use arrays of characters. You'll frequently have a need to work with a text string as a single entity. As you'll see, C doesn't provide you with a string data type as some other languages do. Instead, C uses an array of elements of type
char to store a string.
In this chapter I'll show you how you can create and work with variables that store strings, and how the standard library functions can greatly simplify the processing of strings.
You'll learn the following: