difference between these two stucts

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    difference between these two stucts

    Hi
    can some one tell me if there is difference between these two bits of code

    Code:
    typedef struct
    {int a[10];
    float b[12];
    char c}mystruct;
    
    mystruct structinstance;
    &
    Code:
    struct mystruct
    {int a[10];
    float b[12];
    char c;
    }
    struct mystruct structinstance;
    if both are valid, which one is better to use?

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    the differnce between the two is :

    the 1st is a predifine type

    (mystruct) equivalents has ( int)

    in this case you can declare variables of type (mystruct)

    in the second case you you are limited has an alone structures

    and I do not know if you can use it so much faiths as the first
    Code:
    then I counsel you to use the first
    Code:
    exuse me for mistakes because i use a translator

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    Quote Originally Posted by studentc
    Hi
    can some one tell me if there is difference between these two bits of code

    Code:
    typedef struct
    {int a[10];
    float b[12];
    char c}mystruct;
    
    mystruct structinstance;
    &
    Code:
    struct mystruct
    {int a[10];
    float b[12];
    char c;
    }
    struct mystruct structinstance;
    if both are valid, which one is better to use?
    The difference is that with the second example you have no choice but to use the struct keyword. With the first example you have no choice but to omit it. Functionally they're both the same though. Which you use is a matter of personal preference.

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