Where do I find the definition of size_t, and what is it used for?

From Wikipedia

The stdlib.h and stddef.h header files define a datatype called size_t1 which is used to represent the size of an object. Library functions that take sizes expect them to be of type size_t, and the sizeof operator evaluates to size_t.

The actual type of size_t is platform-dependent; a common mistake is to assume size_t is the same as unsigned int, which can lead to programming errors,2 particularly as 64-bit architectures become more prevalent.

From C99 7.17.1/2

The following types and macros are defined in the standard header stddef.h



which is the unsigned integer type of the result of the sizeof operator

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