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Question #1: What is the correct output from the following code?

55% on 9917 times asked


#include <stdio.h> int main(int argc, char** argv) { int x = 3; printf("%d", x++ + ++x); return 1; }

3 5 6 7 undefined - correct description:If you modify a variable more than one time in a single statement the behavior is undefined according to the C standard.

Question #2: What will the following code do? 66% on 4743 times asked
int main(int argc, char** argv){ char* ptr = NULL; free(ptr); return 0; }

core dump nothing, but the code is safe - correct undefined behavior description:Calling free on a NULL ptr is a no operation. It is not illegal and will not core dump. It is defined behavior.

Question #3: Which of the following differences between malloc and calloc are true? 53% on 4066 times asked
1) malloc allocates number of bytes passed as argument 2) calloc allocates the product of number of elements multiplied by the size of each element, which are both passed as arguments. 3) both malloc and calloc return void* 4) both malloc and calloc initialize allocated memory to all 0

1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3 - correct 1, 2 1 none of the statements are true description:All statements are true except 4. calloc will initialize the memory to 0, but malloc does not initialize the memory.

Question #4: True or false. Calling free on the same address twice is ok. 60% on 3398 times asked true false - correct description:False. You can not call free 2 times on the same address. This may core dump!

Question #5: Which are true about: void *realloc(void *ptr, size_t size);

46% on 3336 times asked


1) realloc changes the size of the allocated memory pointed to by the argument ptr 2) newly allocated memory will be uninitialized 3) you can pass a NULL ptr safely to realloc 4) realloc will guarantee not to move the data pointed to in ptr

1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3 - correct 1, 2 1 none are true description:4 is false. realloc may move your data to a new pointer and free the memory at the old pointer. It will return the new pointer, or the old pointer if the data is not moved.

Question #6: In general which of the following functions should be faster for sending information to a file? 53% on 3114 times asked int printf(const char *format, ...); int fprintf(FILE *stream, const char *format, ...); ssize_t write(int fd, const void *buf, size_t count); - correct description:In general, printf and fprintf should be slower than write. The printf functions are formatted printing and they have to be parsed where as write is the basic system call which should have less overhead.

Question #7: How many bytes of memory are used to store a long long data type?

46% on 4536 times asked 4 bytes 8 bytes 16 bytes 32 bytes It is implementation defined - correct description:The answer is different on different systems as per the C language specification which allows this.

Question #8: What should the program below print? 50% on 3588 times asked
#include <stdio.h> #include <string.h> #include <stdlib.h> void myfunc(char** param){ ++param; } int main(){ char* string = (char*)malloc(64); strcpy(string, "hello_World"); myfunc(&string); myfunc(&string); printf("%s\n", string); // ignore memory leak for sake of quiz return 0; }

hello_World - correct ello_World llo_World lo_World Illegal memory access, undefined behavior

description:Look at it carefully, the function is not actually modifying the data from main, so the original pointer is unchanged.

Question #9: In theory, which is faster, the call to strcpy or the call to memcpy? 66% on 2479 times asked
#include <string.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main(){ char msg[12] = "Hello World"; char buffer1[12]; char buffer2[12]; strcpy(buffer1, msg); memcpy(buffer2, msg, sizeof(msg)); return 0; }

strcpy memcpy - correct they should have the same speed description:memcpy should be faster because it does not need to check every byte for a NULL, it is copying a known size of data.

Question #10: True or False? int32_t is a data type that is guaranteed to be available on all standard conforming C implementations and represents a 32 bit signed integer type? 61% on 2229 times asked true false - correct description:This data type is a 32 bit signed integer and available in stdint.h. HOWEVER: If an implementation does not provide any integer type with 32 bit widths they do not have to define this data type.

Question #11: Which of the following is the correct way to declare a function pointer named pMyFunc that returns an int and has an int parameter? 52% on 3341 times asked *(int pMyFunc(int)); int ()(int)* pMyFunc; int (*pMyFunc)(int); - correct int *pMyFunc (int); (int *pMyFunc int);

Question #12: For the code below which lines should be reported as errors by a compiler? 44% on 3663 times asked
int main(int argc, char** argv){ const char* foo = "wow"; foo = "top"; foo[0] = 1; return 0; } // line 1 // line 2 // line 3

line 2 line 3 - correct lines 2 and 3 none of the lines description:foo is a pointer to a const string. The pointer can be reassigned but the data in the string can not. Had it been char *const foo; then it would have been a constant pointer to changeable data.

Question #13: When running the program below, the malloc statement will always be executed? 58% on 1867 times asked
#include <stdlib.h> int* ptrToData; int main(){ if (!ptrToData){ ptrToData = (int*)malloc(sizeof(int) * 10); } free(ptrToData); return 0; }

True, the malloc statement will always be executed - correct False, depending on how ptrToData is initialized in the machine the malloc statement might not get run. description:Variables declared outside of functions or with the static specifier are always initialized to zero. Therefore this program has deterministic behavior.

Question #14: What number is output by the program below? (assuming 8 byte pointers) 46% on 2419 times asked
#include <stdio.h> int main(){ const char firstname[] = "bobby"; const char* lastname = "eraserhead"; printf("%lu\n", sizeof(firstname) + sizeof(lastname)); return 0; }

8 14 - correct

16 17 20 description:6 bytes for the firstname array and 8 bytes for the pointer lastname.

Question #15: what value should be printed by the program: 57% on 1784 times asked
typedef union ds_{ short s; char c; } ds; ds object; object.s = 0x0503; printf("%d\n", object.c);

0 3 5 0x0503 machine dependent - correct description:The answer is machine dependent. On a little endian machine, 3 should be printed on a big endian machine 5 should be printed.

Question #16: What value gets printed by the program below? 48% on 2085 times asked
struct Foo{ int x:1; int y:2;

}; struct Foo obj; obj.x = 5; printf("%d\n", obj.x);

1 2 5 not defined - correct description:X is a 1 bit bitfield. Assigning 5 to it is not defined.

Question #17: What value gets printed by the program below? 56% on 1970 times asked
int w = 3; int x = 31; int y = 10; double z = x / y % w; printf("%f\n", z);

0 - correct 1 3 undefined machine dependent description:31 / 10 is integer division which ignores the remainder and gives result 3. 3 modulus 3 has a result of 0.

Question #18: What gets printed by the code below? (Assume 1 byte characters) 70% on 1861 times asked
char array[] = "foo"; printf("%lu\n", sizeof(array[1]));

0 1 - correct 2 3 4 description:It prints the size of a single character which we are assuming to be 1 byte.

Question #19: What gets printed? 59% on 1705 times asked


int array[2][2] = {0, 1, 2, 3}; int i; int sum = 0; for (i =0; i < 4; ++i){ int x, y; x = i % 2; if (x){ y = 0; } else{ y = 1; } sum += array[x][y]; } printf("%d\n", sum);

6 - correct

7 8 9 10 description:Note the order of initialization of the members of the array is array[0][0]=0, array[0][1]=1, array[1][0]=2, array[1][1]=3. And the addition done is SUM = array[0][1]+array[1][0]+array[0][1]+array[1][0]

Question #20: What gets printed? 44% on 2802 times asked


int i = 3; if (!i) i++; i++; if (i==3) i+=2; i+=2; printf("%d\n", i);

3 5 6 - correct 7 9 description:A single statement is part of an if conditional if no curly braces are used.

Question #21: What gets printed?

64% on 1563 times asked


printf("%d\n", 4 ?: 8);

4 0 8 NULL program has a compiler error - correct description:According to the C standard this program is invalid because it is missing an expression between the ? and :. The interesting thing is that there is an extension to the widely used GCC compiler that will make this code compile and the result will be 4. "The middle operand in a conditional expression may be omitted. Then if the first operand is nonzero, its value is the value of the conditional expression."

Question #22: what gets printed? 45% on 1081 times asked


#include <stdio.h> int main() { int ints[] = { 0, 1, 2, 3 }; int* i1 = ints + 1; int a = ++*i1; int b = a + *i1; printf("%d\n", b); return 0; }

3 4 - correct 5 6

code has undefined behavior description:the prefix operator and dereference operator have the same precedence and associate from right to left

Question #23: What gets printed? 48% on 871 times asked


#include <stdio.h> int main() { int ints[] = { 0, 5, 10, 15 }; int* i2 = ints + 2; int a = *i2++; printf("%d#%d\n", a, *i2); return 0; }

10#11 10#15 - correct 11#15 15#15 ill-formed syntax description:The postfix increment operator has priority over the dereference operator. In this case the increment is done on the pointer but its value is not changed until the next statement.

Question #24: What gets printed? 48% on 808 times asked


01 #include <stdio.h> 02 03 int main() 04 {

05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 }

int ints[] = { 0, 1, 2, 3 }; int* i1 = ints + 1; int* i2 = ints + 2; int a = ++*i1 + *i2++; int b = *++i1 + *i2--; printf("%d#%d", a, b); return 0;

5#6 4#6 4#5 - correct Undefined behavior Compiler error on line 9 description:The postfix increment operator has priority over the dereference operator while the prefix operator has the same precedence as the dereference operator. The dereference operator and the prefix increment associate right to left.