C Identifiers are names given to different entities such as constants, variables, structures, functions, etc. This tutorial describes C Identifiers.


int amount;

double totalbalance;

In the above example, amount and totalbalance are identifiers, and int and double are keywords.

Rules for Naming Identifiers

  • An identifier can only have alphanumeric characters (a-z , A-Z , 0-9) (i.e. letters and digits) and underscore( _ ) symbol.
  • Identifier names must be unique.
  • The first character must be an alphabet or underscore.
  • You cannot use a keyword as an identifier.
  • Only the first thirty-one (31) characters are significant.
  • It must not contain white spaces.
  • Identifiers are case-sensitive.

Identifiers in C - Video Tutorial

Please watch this video tutorial to understand "C Identifiers" in more depth.

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