structured data type

structured data type

[′strək·chərd ′dad·ə ‚tīp]
(computer science)
The manner in which a collection of data items, which may have the same or different scalar data types, is represented in a computer program.
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When a warm start is made, this value is used as the structured data type for all variables which have that data type.
When we design a program for a complex application it is useful to define structured data types to process jointly several variables even if they have different data types.
It is possible to define new structured data types.

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