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Great job learning about structures! We’ve covered many important topics:

  • Structures allow you to create user-defined data types
  • Structures can package together other data types into one type
  • You can define a structure using the struct keyword
  • When defining a structure, the member variables are declared but not instantiated
  • Structures help programs work with complex data and can represent real-world objects
  • You can access member variables with the dot operator
  • You can have a pointer to a structure and access its member variables using the arrow operator
  • You can pass structures and structure pointers to functions
  • You can return structures from functions

With our understanding of structures, we can now create and work with complicated data types easily and efficiently.

Instructions

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Use the code in the workspace to play around with structures.

What can you add to the Person structure? What are some functions that would help act on the structure?

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