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Quite true. Strictly speaking, C doesn't have a string type: what's conventionally used instead is a pointer to a (single) character which is equivalent to an array of characters because of the way C arrays work 1]. The "string type" in C is literally "char *".

1] C arrays do not really have a length either, defining an array with a certain length only reserves that amount of memory, the length isn't stored anywhere.


In reply to Re^2: How is perl able to handle the null byte? by Joost
in thread How is perl able to handle the null byte? by muba

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