Windows return error when input is made

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    Windows return error when input is made

    Hi

    I have this very simple program :
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    main(){
           char name;
           printf("what is your name?");
           scanf("%s",&name);
           printf("Your name is %s",name);
           }
    After I run it, and after I type in some name and press 'Enter', M/Windows return error:
    "name.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

    The filename is name.exe. What can be the problem? And how should I solve it? Thanks for your kind help.

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    while you're at it, main returns int - why can't people seem
    to get this into their head as opposed to every other variant?
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    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    main()
    {
           char name[100];
           printf("what is your name?");
           scanf("%s",&name);
           printf("Your name is %s",name);
    }

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    Quote Originally Posted by limitmaster
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    main()
    {
           char name[100];
           printf("what is your name?");
           scanf("%s",&name);
           printf("Your name is %s",name);
    }

    Then the question must be asked - what happens if someone has a name with 101+ characters in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by limitmaster
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    main()
    {
           char name[100];
           printf("what is your name?");
           scanf("%s",&name);
           printf("Your name is %s",name);
    }
    You can remove the & since an array's name can be passed to a function which expects a pointer.

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    thanks for correcting my wrong code......("/)

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