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    Typecasting an Array

    by Ayush Singh ·

    Hello, I just have a question on typecasting an array.
    For the code below:

    #include <iostream>
    #include <cstdlib>
    using namespace std;
    int main() {
    char cbuff[32];
    short * sbuff = ( short*) &cbuff;
    sbuff[10] = 65;
    cout << cbuff[20] ;
    cin.get();
    }

    When I run this on interviewbit.com/online-cpp-compile compiler, the output is ‘A’. However, shouldn’t the typecasting change the arrays into pairs?
    What I thought should happen was: since cbuff[20] and cbuff[21] are paired, when I initialize sbuff[10], the value should go into cbuff[21] first.

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    • #3950554

      left me guessing.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Typecasting an Array

      For most use the character output is 8 bit ascii. If you need to get into UNICODE there’s other issues but you didn’t reveal that. Please folk, at least tell what you are trying to do.

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