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C Programming Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition by Dean Miller, Greg Perry

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6. Adding Words to Your Programs

In This Chapter

Understanding the string terminator

Determining the length of strings

Using character arrays: listing characters

Initializing strings

Although C doesn’t have string variables, you do have a way to store string data. This chapter explains how. You already know that you must enclose string data in quotation marks. Even a single character enclosed in quotation marks is a string. You also know how to print strings with printf().

The only task left is to see how to use a special type of character variable to hold string data so that your program can input, process, and output that string data.

Understanding the String Terminator

C does the strangest thing to strings: It adds a zero to the ...

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