Padding for Struct Members

Learn more about how structures are represented in memory.


Let’s revisit a previous example for a structure definition.

typedef struct
	char x;
	int y;
} TExample;

Assume the following declaration:

TExample p;

When representing it in memory, we may assume the following layout:

  • x starts at the beginning of p.
  • x is 1 byte long.
  • y starts 1 byte after x.

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