What is return type of getchar(), fgetc() and getc() ?

In C, return type of getchar(), fgetc() and getc() is int (not char). So it is recommended to assign the returned values of these functions to an integer type variable.

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char ch;  /* May cause problems */  
while ((ch = getchar()) != EOF) 
{
   putchar(ch);
}

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Here is a version that uses integer to compare the value of getchar().

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int in;  
while ((in = getchar()) != EOF) 
{
   putchar(in);
}

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