Using gets()/gets_s() to get a line from the stdin stream, putchar() to writes a character to stdout and reverse()


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition

Header file: Standard

Additional library: none/default

Additional project setting: Set project to be compiled as C

Project -> your_project_name Properties -> Configuration Properties -> C/C++ -> Advanced -> Compiled As: Compiled as C Code (/TC)

Other info:

To do: Another function for reading from standard stream,  writing to standard output and then read the string character reversely using reverse()

To show: How to use the C functions gets()/gets_s(), putchar() and reverse() to read from standard stream, write a character to standard output and read character string reversely



// Using gets()/gets_s()/_getws() and putchar()/putwchar()

#include <stdio.h>


// function prototype...

void reverse(char *);


int main(void)


// an array for storing the string...

char sentence[80];


printf("Using gets() and putchar()\n");



// prompt for user input...

printf("Enter a line of text:\n");

// gets(sentence); - using a secure version

gets_s(sentence, 80);

printf("\nThe line printed backward is:\n");

// reverse() function call...



return 0;



void reverse(char *s)


// test if nothing entered...

if(s[0] == '\0')


// if something entered...








Output example:


Using gets() and putchar()


Enter a line of text:

This is a line of test text

The line printed backward is:

txet tset fo enil a si sihT

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