simple C question

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    simple C question

    I don't code in C very much, so I have a simple question for you all gurus out there. Whats wrong with the following code? I can do it in C++ by passing a class instead of struct...

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    typedef struct{
        FILE *controller_param;
    }Files;
    
    void open_files( Files& my_files){
    }
    
    int main(){
        Files my_files;
        open_files( my_files);
    	return 0;
    }
    Thanks!

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    Oh yea, the error it gives me is:

    error: syntax error before '&' token

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    There are no references in C, so trying to pass a reference of a Files doesn't make much sense, does it? In C that operator can only mean 'address of' or 'bitwise AND'.
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    "There are no references in C" Ahh, I see. I used a pointer and it worked fine. Thanks!

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