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C Keywords

C Keywords

Keywords are the words whose meaning has already been explained to the C compiler (or in a broad sense to the computer). The keywords cannot be used as variable names because if we do so we are trying to assign a new meaning to the keyword, which is not allowed by the computer.

There are only 32 keywords available in C

Auto break case char
double else enum extern
int long register return
struct switch typedef union
const continue default do
float for goto if
short signed sizeof static
unsigned void volatile while

Note :

Some compiler vendors (like Microsoft, Borland, etc.) provide their own keywords apart from the ones mentioned above. These include extended keywords like near, far, asm, etc.