C Programming - Declarations and Initializations - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Declarations and Initializations - General Questions (Q.No. 7)
Which of the following is not user defined data type?
1 :
struct book
    char name[10];
    float price;
    int pages;
2 :
long int l = 2.35;
3 :
enum day {Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed};
Both 1 and 2
Answer: Option

C data types classification are

  1. Primary data types
    1. int
    2. char
    3. float
    4. double
    5. void
  2. Secondary data types (or) User-defined data type
    1. Array
    2. Pointer
    3. Structure
    4. Union
    5. Enum

So, clearly long int l = 2.35; is not User-defined data type.
(i.e.long int l = 2.35; is the answer.)

48 comments Page 3 of 5.

Hari said:   1 decade ago
Actually primary data types are OK. But user defined data type does't contain pointer array, they are derived data type.

Namrata said:   1 decade ago
Both 1 and 2 is the write answer. enum is user defined in c#. Rest are not.

Siddharth said:   1 decade ago
Is enum a user defined or derived data type or both?

Ragaveni said:   1 decade ago

User defined datatypes are defined by user as per user convenience and these are defined by making use of predefined datatypes.

Vinita said:   1 decade ago

Does the value of val and num automatically get incremented?

And if val1 was not initialized what value it would have taken ?

Kavitha said:   1 decade ago
What is meant by user defined data type?

Ayana said:   1 decade ago
String belongs to array. Its array of characters.

Pradeep chandra said:   1 decade ago
Then what about string?

Saru said:   1 decade ago

We cannot define: char enum day[sun,mon]

But we can give it as follows:
int main()
enum var {var1='a',var2,var3};
enum num {num1=5,num2,num3};
printf("%c %c %c \n",var1,var2,var3);
printf("%d %d %d",num1,num2,num3);
return 0;

Where the output will be:

a b c
5 6 7

Because, enum is a user defined data type. It is a data type by itself. So you cannot declare it with a built in data type.

Shiva said:   1 decade ago
Then what is "long int l = 2.35;" data type called ?

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