What are register variables? Advantages of using register variables?

Register variables are stored in the CPU registers. Its default value is a garbage value. Scope of a register variable is local to the block in which it is defined. Lifetime is till control remains within the block in which the register variable is defined. Variable stored in a CPU register can always be accessed faster than the one that is stored in memory. Therefore, if a variable is used at many places in a program, it is better to declare its storage class as register

Example:
register int x=5;
Variables for loop counters can be declared as register. Note that register keyword may be ignored by some compilers.

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