In C Strings are defined as arrays of characters. For example, the following defines a string of 50 characters:
C has no string handling facilities built in and so the following are all illegal:
However, there is a special library of string handling routines which we will come across later (also see AppendiX ).
To print a string we use printf with a special %s control character:
NOTE: We just need to give the name of the string.
In order to allow variable length strings the 0 character is used to indicate the end of a string.
So we if we have a string, char NAME; and we store the ``DAVE'' in it its contents will look like: