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Because of the way C handles the types of arrays, the type of the variable

localString above is essentially char*. C programs very often manipulate strings using variables of type char* which point to arrays of characters. Manipulating the actual chars in a string requires code which manipulates the underlying array, or the use

of library functions such as strcpy() which manipulate the array for you. See Section 6 for more detail on pointers and arrays.

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