Char vs. Int

karl at haddock karl at haddock
Thu Sep 18 23:31:00 AEST 1986

jl42 at writes:
>I have always been under the impression that a CHAR variable and an INT
>variable were the same in 'C'

No, they're not.  An expression of type "char" will be converted to "int"
at the drop of a hat, but they are not identical.  (Neither are arrays and
pointers the same thing, and for much the same reasons.)

Karl W. Z. Heuer (ima!haddock!karl; karl at, The Walking Lint

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