C variables

A variable is a meaningful name of data storage location in computer memory. When using a variable you refer to memory address of computer. The name of variable can be called identifier.

int         age;

Here ‘int’ is data type and ‘age’ is a variable. We say age is a variable of type int and the name (age) of this user-defined variable is called identifier.

char     alphabet_1;

Here we say alphabet_1 is a variable of type char and the name of this variable(alphabet_1) is called identifier.

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Now we should check out what is the data type which is used in previous example.
Note:- Syntax of declaring a variable
Data type    variable name;    just like->    int     age;

int  main()
int  gyantoday_age;
printf(“gyantoday age = %d\n”,gyantoday_age);
age  =  65;
printf(“gyantoday age = %d\n”,gyantoday_age);

return 0;

When we compile and execute  above C program. The first printf display some garbage value of gyantoday age, because variable gyantoday_age is not initialized at the time of declaration ,so it is good habit to initializa a variable at the time of declaration.

$ ./a.out
gyantoday age = 8290292
gyantoday age =  65

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