How arrays are passed to functions in C/C++

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In this tutorial, we will be discussing a program to understand how arrays are passed to functions.

In the case of C/C++, the arrays are passed to a function in the form of a pointer which provides the address to the very first element of the array.


 Live Demo

#include <stdio.h>
//passing array as a pointer
void fun(int arr[]){
   unsigned int n = sizeof(arr)/sizeof(arr[0]);
   printf("\nArray size inside fun() is %d", n);
int main(){
   int arr[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8};
   unsigned int n = sizeof(arr)/sizeof(arr[0]);
   printf("Array size inside main() is %d", n);
   return 0;


Array size inside main() is 8
Array size inside fun() is 2
Published on 17-Feb-2020 10:07:21