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Structures, Unions, Enumerations and Typedefs

  • Graham M. Seed

Abstract

This chapter examines structures, unions, enumerations and typedefs which allow a programmer to create new data types. The ability to create new types is an important and very powerful feature of C++ and releases a programmer from being restricted to the integral types offered by the language. Structures enable a programmer to form a collection of similar or different data types into a single user-defined data type, unlike arrays, which are collections of a single data type. The data members of a structure are, by default, publicly accessible. User-defined structures integrate exactly into the language. In other words, there is a single syntax for the definition and manipulation of objects of both integral C++ and user-defined types.

Keywords

Function Argument Member Function Float Mass Void Main Const Point 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham M. Seed
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical & Chemical EngineeringHeriot Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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