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    is it possible to make sprintf hold more than 1 string , like use it like an array.
    or is there any other way to create an array which can hold both integers and chars and not change their values ??

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    What does that even mean?

    sprintf is a function that returns a string. What you do with that string is up to you.

    Arrays by definition must have every element of the same type.

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    But remember that a char array can hold strings, integer and floating point numbers (all as strings, of course). It is the closest thing you can get to a generic array.
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    Potentially you could use an array of an union and then just put the potential types in the union definition.

    Although it may not be exactly what you want.

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