C | Misc | Question 7

The number of tokens in the following C statement is (GATE 2000)

printf("i = %d, &i = %x", i, &i);

(A) 3
(B) 26
(C) 10
(D) 21


Answer: (C)

Explanation: In a C source program, the basic element recognized by the compiler is the “token.” A token is source-program text that the compiler does not break down into component elements.
There are 6 types of C tokens : identifiers, keywords, constants, operators, string literals and other separators. There are total 10 tokens in the above printf statement.
Below are tokens in above program.

printf
(
"i = %d, &i = %x"
, 
i
,
&
i
)
;


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