by Dinesh Thakur Category: Function and Pointer

In C, program execution starts from the main() function. Every C program must contain a main() function. The main function may contain any number of statements. These statements are executed sequentially in the order which they are written.


The main function can in-turn call other functions. When main calls a function, it passes the execution control to that function. The function returns control to main when a return statement is executed or when end of function is reached.


In C, the function prototype of the 'main' is one of the following:


int main(); //main with no arguments

int main(int argc, char *argv[]); //main with arguments


The parameters argc and argv respectively give the number and value of the program's command-line arguments.




#include <stdio.h>

/* program section begins here */


int main() {

// opening brace - program execution starts here

printf("Welcome to the world of C");

return 0;


/ closing brace - program terminates here




Welcome to the world of C


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