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C: What is the difference between array and &array?

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for example
int array[10];

If we print array and &array what will be the value and why?

posted Sep 25, 2014 by anonymous

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There is no difference because the name of an array will give you it address, and &array also does the same.

array;
&array;
&array[0];

all three are same they represent the base address of array.

printf("%p; %p; %p\n", array, &array, &array[0]);  //all will print the same memory address.
answer Sep 25, 2014 by Arshad Khan
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There will be no difference.
If you will print values of following:

array- it will print the base address of array.
&array- it will also print the base address of array.
&array[0]-it will print the address of first element of array which is base address only.

answer Sep 25, 2014 by Aarti Jain
Exactly. Just to summarize what Aarti said, "array name represents base address". So all these would refer to the same address.
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