The C programming language offers various data types to suit different purposes. They can be broadly categorized as follows
2 Types of Basic data types
- Derived data types
- User defined data types
Basic data types
The C programming language provides the user with four basic data types.
|4 Basic data types|
|float||A floating point(real) number.|
|char||A single of byte of memory, enough to hold a charecter.|
|double||A double precision floating point number.|
Data type qualifiers
The C programming language provides the user with three basic datatype qualifiers.
|Data type qualifiers|
|Short||An integer possiably of reduced range.|
|Long||An integer possiably of incrased range.|
|Unsigned||An integer with no negetive range, the spare capacity being used to increase the positive range|