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*(int*)x

Sarang235Sarang235 IndiaPosts: 2Member

Can anyone tell what does (int)x means. I will give you the context. I am trying to understand a program where I encountered this int compare(const void x,const void *y) { if((int)x<(int*)y) return -1; return 1; } I am not able to understand what does it means. I am beginner in programming. Please help

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  • tienkhoanguyentienkhoanguyen houPosts: 158Member

    I think that if forces that compiler to recognize x as an integer, and it forces it to recognize y as an integer too. The only difference is y is a pointer to a value. It might be a mistake because I normally see it declared clearly ahead of time. However, I am also new to C so I do not really know.

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