Character Set in C Programming

A character refers to the digit, alphabet or special symbol used to data represetation.

1.    Alphabets : 		A-Z, a-z
2.    Digits :   		0-9
3.    Special Characters :     	~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + { } [ ]
                                 - < > , . / ? \ | : ; " '
4.    White Spaces :       	Horizontal tab, Carriage return, 
                                New line, Form feed

Identifier :
Identifier is the name of a variable that is made up from combination of alphabets, digits and underscore.

Variable :
It is a data name which is used to store data and may change during program execution. It is opposite to constant. Variable name is a name given to memory cells location of a computer where data is stored.

* Rules for Declaring Variables:

•	First character should be letter or alphabet.
•	Keywords are not allowed to use as a variable name.
•	White space is not allowed.
•	C is case sensitive i.e. UPPER and lower case are 
•	Only underscore, special symbol is allowed between 
        two characters.
•	The length of indentifier may be upto 31 characters 
        but only the first 8 characters are significant by 
•	(Note: Some compilers allow variable names whose 
        length may be upto 247 characters. But, it is 
        recommended to use maximum 31 characters in 
        variable name. Large variable name leads to occur 

Keywords :
Keywords are the system defined identifiers.
All keywords have fixed meanings that do not change.
White spaces are not allowed in keywords.
Keyword may not be used as an indentifier.
It is strongly recommended that keywords should be in lower case letters.
There are totally 32(Thirty Two) keywords used in a C programming.

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

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