Strings

Let's learn how to declare strings and how C handles them.

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String is one of the most popular data types in programming. To be honest, it’s slightly awkward dealing with character strings in C, especially when compared to languages like Python.

A collection of characters grouped together forms a string. We have seen before how constant character strings are written inside double-quotation marks (line 5 below) as opposed to character constants that are declared using single-quotation marks (line 7 below).

In C, a string is actually, under the hood, an array of characters. String variables can be declared as indicated on line 8 below. The double square brackets signify an array. Just like arrays, we can access string elements through indexing.

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