Fundamental Types

We’ll soon discuss the type double for specifying real numbers, and the type char for specifying character data. Real numbers are numbers with decimal points, such as 3.4, 0.0 and –11.19. A char variable may hold only a single lowercase letter, a single uppercase letter, a single digit or a single special character (e.g., $ or *). Types such as int, double and char are called fundamental types. Fundamental-type names consist of one or more keywords and therefore must appear in all lowercase letters. Appendix C contains the complete list of fundamental types.

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