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What is the difference between character array and string in C?

Asked by: ravi.dokania | Member Since Jan-2007 | Asked on: Feb 5th, 2007

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Answered On : Feb 6th, 2007

View all answers by malaram

I think there is nothing difference b/w both because string is a collection of character or we can say it is a character array which ends at NULL.

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Answered On : Jan 31st, 2008

View all answers by Amit_21

IN C there is no big diffrence Between string and character array  but string must be NULL terminated...... if u ll forget to insert the '' at the END it will automatically insert the NULL chracter .take a exampleint i;char arr[5]={'a','s','d','z','x'};  \no error because not a is collection of chracterchar arr1[5]="asdzx";   //error overflow because last chracter must be char arr2[6]="asdzx";//will workfor (i=0;i<5;printf("n%d----%cn",i,arr[i]),i++);printf("nstringn ");printf("nstring-----is ----%sn",arr1);hi,guys..this is amit what i feel abto arrayand string i already written ..if u have any other views plz send me at

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Answered On : Feb 8th, 2008

View all answers by vanavill

 Hai,    string is a collection of charecter,it must be ended with null.      charecter array is aset of elements if you didn't give a space for null,it shows error.       if any correction or further infn plz send it to me.regrads,bala.

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Answered On : Dec 26th, 2011

Char arr2[6]="asdzx";//will work

this instruction never work....

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Answered On : Feb 8th, 2012

The major difference between the char array and the string is that the array will not end with the null....where as string ends with the null.............

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