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Why does an integer pointer not store the address of a float variable?

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Why does an integer pointer not store the address of a float variable?
posted Nov 16, 2018 by anonymous

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Pointer is used to store the variable address irrespective of type/size of variable.
Only thing you need to take care is TYPECASTING if type of variable and type of pointer is not same.

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You're getting undefined behaviour, because you're passing the wrong types to printf. When you tell it to expect a float, it actually expects a double - but you pass an int.
As a result it prints the wrong information, because printf relies entirely on the format string to access the arguments you pass it.

answer Mar 15 by Rushabh Verma R.
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