Help with structs.

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    Help with structs.

    I have a problem with sturcts.
    I have something like :
    struct stack1 
       int number;
       struct stack1 *next;
    I want to create structs as user request.
    I mean, i`ll get some number from the user input, and create this number of startcts.
    For example, i got the number 3 from the user.
    Automaticly create :
    stack1 s1; stack1 s2; stack1 s3; ( 3 structs ).
    I dont care the structs names.
    I hope the explanation was clear, Thanks for helpers.

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    Create a dynamic array of struct stack1.
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    Not really. Are you trying to create a linked list of structures? If that is the case take a look at this tutorial. If you are just trying to dynamically allocate an array of structures you would need something like this:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    struct myStruct{
    	int i;
    int main(void){
    	struct myStruct *ptrStruct = malloc(2*sizeof(myStruct));	
    	ptrStruct[0].i = 3;
    	ptrStruct[1].i = 4;
    	for(int i=0;i<2;i++)
    		printf("%d\n", ptrStruct[i].i);
    EDIT: Of course you would check the return value of malloc to ensure you actually got the memory you requested.
    Last edited by AndrewHunter; 07-19-2011 at 12:48 PM.
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