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What is the difference between array of character and string?

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What is the difference between array of character and string?
posted Mar 7, 2018 by anonymous

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In C language, string is collection of characters followed by NULL character, while array of character is collection of characters only without NULL character at last. For example:
char array[ ] = { 'a', 'b', 'c' }; /* Example of array of characters */
char string = "abc"; /* Example of string */

answer Mar 8, 2018 by Harshita
There is a typo in char string = "abc"; I think you intended to have
char *string = "abc"
the diff between a char *string and char arr[] is that the base of (any) array is a const pointer whereas, for the pointer, its not (unless you make the pointer const)

Even though, both string and array variables point to the base of the array.

ex:
char *string = "abc";
string ++;
printf("%s", string);
//would print bc because, string was pointing to base of the array abc which had a.
char aray[] = {'a','b','c'};
array ++; // this is an invalid operation and compiler would throw an error as attempting to modify an lvalue because base of this (and any array) is a const pointer.
Thanks to correct me. I missed  * before string variable.
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