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S. DmitrovićModern C for Absolute Beginnershttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6643-4_15

15. Structures

Slobodan Dmitrović1  
Belgrade, Serbia

A structure is a type that has members. These members can be variables of other types.

15.1 Introduction

The structure declaration is of the following syntax:
struct some_name
      type_name member_name_1;
      type_name member_name_2;
      // ...

A structure is also a type. The name of this type is the name of the structure. A structure is a collection of variables, an excellent way to group the variables and organize data.

Let us write a simple example that declares a structure with three members:
#include <stdio.h>
struct MyStruct
      char c;
      int x;
      double d;
int main(void) ...

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