You will learn about the following in this chapter:
struct, union, typedef
What C structures are and how to create structure templates and variables
How to access the members of a structure and how to write functions to handle structures
C's typedef facility
Unions and pointers to functions
One of the most important steps in designing a program is choosing a good way to represent the data. In many cases, a simple variable or even an array is not enough. C takes your ability to represent data a step further with the C structure variables. The C structure is flexible enough in its basic form to represent a diversity of data, and it enables you to invent new forms. If you are familiar ...