keywords in c language

  • Keywords are the words whose meaning has already been explained to the C compiler.
  • The keywords cannot be used as varible names because if we do so, we are trying to assign a new meaning to the keyword, which is not allowed by the computer.
  • The C keywords are reserved words by compiler. C Keywords are also called as Reserved words.
  • All the C keywords have been assigned fixed meaning.

There are 32 keywords available in C.

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