please help me i trying to print array elements but it printing some junk values

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    Red face please help me i trying to print array elements but it printing some junk values

    please help me i trying to print array elements but it printing some junk values

    #include<stdio.h>
    #include<conio.h>
    int *fun()
    {
    int i[]={1,2,3,4,5};
    return &i[0];
    }
    void main()
    {
    int *p;
    int i;
    clrscr();
    p=fun();
    for(i=0;i<5;i++)
    {
    printf("%d\n",*(p+i));
    }
    getch();
    }

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    It looks to me like you are printing out the address of array[0]...it also appears that you are trying to return the address of a local variable...

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    fun() is returning an address that is being popped off the stack (and therefore is no longer valid memory). If you want to do something like that, you need to declare the array as static, or dynamically allocate memory for it with malloc().
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    yes i got it
    I as to declare it as static / dynamic
    Thank you

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