getchar (3p) - Linux Manuals
getchar: get a byte from a stdin stream
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getchar - get a byte from a stdin stream
Refer to fgetc().
If the integer value returned by getchar() is stored into a variable of type char and then compared against the integer constant EOF, the comparison may never succeed, because sign-extension of a variable of type char on widening to integer is implementation-defined.
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