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mickey

is there a way to initialize all datas in a struct at only one statement?

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for example i have this struct mystruct { bool data1; bool data2; bool data3; bool data4; } well, how will i initialize that all to false in one statement? thanks!
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You can do that, but only when you are defining the variable

mystruct a = { false, false, false, false }; // ok
mystruct b;
b = { false, false, false, false }; // not ok

Or, a trick... (works with arrays, maybe not with structs, may not be portable...)

mystruct c = { false }; // all other members implicitely set to zero (i.e. false in this case)
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100% unsafe but it should work for the above case

struct mystruct
{
bool data1;
bool data2;
bool data3;
bool data4;
}

mystruct ms;
memset( &ms.data1, 0, 4 ); // 0 ==false
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skip the struct, go with a class
  
class CMyClass{
private:
bool data1, data2, data3, data4;
pubilc:
CMyClass();
};
CMyClass::CMyClass()
{
data1=data2=data3=data4=FALSE;
}
int main(void)
{
CMyClass a; //all data initialized to FALSE;

return 0;
}
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Disregard above and go with this much more slick solution:
  
struct mystruct
{
bool data1, data2, data3, data4;
inline mystruct() { data1=data2=data3=data4=false; }
}

structs can have constructors!

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