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What are different datatypes used in c?

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Step 1

Definition of data type –

Data types in C language are used to declare functions or to declare variables to store data of different types. Data types also specify the type of data stored, that is, each data type has its own meaning, and each type has its own fixed memory to occupy in storage.

To declare a variable, a type of a data is assigned to that variable.

For example, data type int is assigned to a variable to use integer value.

Step 2

Classification of data types –

In the C language, following data types can be used –

  1. Basic types –

The language C supplies char, int, float and double for the four basic arithmetic type specifiers.

 

  1. Derived types –

Data types which are derived from built-in or primitive (basic) data types.

 

  1. User defined types –

C uses a function called type definition that allows prog...

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