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what is the difference between local and global variable?
Nov 7 '06 #1
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I am new to C++ so this may not be the best explanation to your question. From my understanding a global variable is one that can be used by the whole program or function; whereas a local variable has a limited scope. A local variable does not share with the whole program.

Again, this my not be the best explanation, but as members here have helped me, I wish to try and do the same for others.
Nov 7 '06 #2

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Global variables are stored in data segment of memory whereas local variables are stored in stack memory.

Nov 7 '06 #3

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