How to declare a pointer to a function in C?

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A pointer is a variable whose value is the address of another variable or memory block, i.e., direct address of the memory location. Like any variable or constant, you must declare a pointer before using it to store any variable or block address.


Datatype *variable_name


   Define a function show.
      Declare a variable x of the integer datatype.
      Print the value of varisble x.
   Declare a pointer p of the integer datatype.
   Define p as the pointer to the address of show() function.
   Initialize value to p pointer.

This is a simple example in C to understand the concept a pointer to a function.

void show(int x)
   printf("Value of x is %d\n", x);
int main()
   void (*p)(int); // declaring a pointer
   p = &show; // p is the pointer to the show()
   (*p)(7); //initializing values.
   return 0;


Value of x is 7.
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25