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How to print a semicolon(;) without using semicolon in C/C++?
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 26 Jul, 2017

Another interesting question is how can a semicolon be printed without using any semicolon in the program. Here are methods to print “;” :

  1. Using printf / putchar in if statement:




    // CPP program to print 
    // ; without using ;
    // using if statement
    #include <stdio.h>
    int main()
    {
        // ASCII value of semicolon = 59
        if (printf("%c\n", 59))
        if (putchar(59))
        {
        }
        return 0;
    }

    Output:

    ;
    ;
    

    We can also print the semicolon using switch/ while / for as illustrated in this article.

  2. Using macros :




    // CPP program to print 
    // ; without using ;
    // using macros
    #include <stdio.h>
    #define GEEK printf("%c",59)
    int main()
    {
        if (GEEK)
        {
        }
    }

    Output:

    ;
    

Related article: Print Hello World without semicolon in C/C++

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