Unexpected Output in structure

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    Unexpected Output in structure

    Hi I am getting the strange output when I run the following code:

    Code:
    #include "conio.h"
    
    struct bhagwat
    {
    
    	char name[30];
    
    	int age;
    };
    
    bhagwat a;
    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    {
    	printf("%d",sizeof(a));
    	getch();
    	return 0;
    }
    
    output::36
    Why this?? instead of 34 .....

    I am using VS6.0 complier for this.....

    And integer in VS tooks 4 byte...so the output should be 34.

    Also when I commented char name[30],the output is 4

    Can anybody explain why this....

    Thanks

    bhagwat

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    http://c-faq.com/struct/endpad.html
    32+4=36
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