Posted on 1998-10-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
variable type a;

What should be the variable type(say,int/char/char* etc.)so that,
a = &a =*a = same output/result?.
That is,what should be then the variablke type of a.
Question by:tmmet
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ID: 1174604
is this a riddle?

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ID: 1174605
there is no general type that would accomplish this.

but if you have an int that contains a hexidecimal value equal to its address this would be true.

    int AnInteger;

    AnInteger = &AnInteger;

if you did this then your statement

    AnInteger  ==  &AnInteger  ==  *AnInteger.

would be true.
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    printf("%d %d %d\n",a==*a,a==&a,&a==*a);


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