C++ Interview Questions and Answers


Will the following program execute?

Will the following program execute?

void main()


void *vptr = (void *) malloc(sizeof(void));




It will throw an error, as arithmetic operations cannot be performed on void pointers.


It will not build as sizeof cannot be applied to void* ( error “Unknown size?


How can it execute if it won’t even compile? It needs to be int main, not void
main. Also, cannot increment a void *.


According to gcc compiler it won’t show any error, simply it executes. but in
general we can’t do arthematic operation on void, and gives size of void as 1


The program compiles in GNU C while giving a warning for “void main?. The program
runs without a crash. sizeof(void) is “1? hence when vptr++, the address is incremented
by 1.


Regarding arguments about GCC, be aware that this is a C++ question, not C. So gcc
will compile and execute, g++ cannot. g++ complains that the return type cannot
be void and the argument of sizeof() cannot be void. It also reports that ISO C++
forbids incrementing a pointer of type ‘void*’.


in C++

voidp.c: In function `int main()’:

voidp.c:4: error: invalid application of `sizeof’ to a void type

voidp.c:4: error: `malloc’ undeclared (first use this function)

voidp.c:4: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function
it appears in.)

voidp.c:6: error: ISO C++ forbids incrementing a pointer of type `void*’

But in c, it work without problems

Posted by:Richards