C Programming

The declaration is preceded by the word static. The initial values are enclosed in braces, eg,

	#include <stdio.h>
		int x;
		static int  values[] = { 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 };
		static char  word[] = { 'H','e','l','l','o' };
		for( x = 0; x < 9; ++x )
			printf("Values [%d] is %d\n", x, values[x]);

	Sample Program Output
	Values[0] is 1
	Values[1] is 2
	Values[8] is 9

The previous program declares two arrays, values and word. Note that inside the squarebrackets there is no variable to indicate how big the array is to be. In this case, C initializes the array to the number of elements that appear within the initialize braces. So values consist of 9 elements (numbered 0 to 8) and the char array word has 5 elements.

The following program shows how to initialise all the elements of an integer based array to the value 10, using a for loop to cycle through each element in turn.

	#include <stdio.h>
		int count;
		int  values[100];
		for( count = 0; count < 100; count++ )
			values[count] = 10;

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