Newbee: Define a struct with scoop outside file?

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    Newbee: Define a struct with scoop outside file?

    Hi all!
    I am a newbee to ANSI C and have got stuck on struct.
    If I define a struct like:
    Code:
    struct myStruct{
          int aMember;
          int twoMember;
    };
    The scoop for myStruct is within that file, right?
    But if I want to be able to declare one myStruct in anoher file, how do I define myStruct to make the scoop be the entire program?

    Many thanks!
    Marcux

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    Put the struct definition in a header and #include the header in each source file that needs it.
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    BTW, the correct spelling is scope. scoop is what you do with a spoon (among other things).
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