Thread: Setting an array equal to another array.

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    Setting an array equal to another array.

    Can I simply take two arrays of the same data type and set one equal to the other in order to copy all of the contents to the second array like this:

    typedef struct card
     int face;
     int suit;
     int card_num;
    } Card;
    Card p1_hand[5];
    Card p2_hand[5];
    //then i have a bunch of code that gives each hand array 5 cards
    then at one point i want to do p1_hand = p2_hand. Will this work or do I need to use a loop to set each index equal to the other?

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    Nope, assignment doesn't work. Either loop or use memcpy().

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