C Program to classify character input

This program asks the user to enter a single character of text. Then it examines the ASCII code to determine whether it is a lowercase, uppercase or a digit. It also shows how a loop can be implemented with statement labels.

Last Reviewed and Updated on February 7, 2020
Posted by Parveen(Hoven),
Aptitude Trainer and Software Developer

Program to classify character input.

Write a program that asks the user to enter a character. Implement the following algorithm. Don't use loops. You can use labels.

  1. User enters a character.
  2. If he enters a lowercase English character display "lowercase".
  3. If he enters an uppercase English character display "uppercase".
  4. If the character is a numeric digit display "It's a number".
  5. If he enters something else, display "Something else".
  6. If the user didn't enter $, repeat the above steps. Don't use loops.
  7. If the user entered $, your program should exit.
int main()

    char c;

    // label this statement so that we can
    // come back to it if required
    cout << "Enter a char:";

    cin >> c;

    if(c >= 'a' && c <= 'z')

        cout << "Lowercase" << endl;


    else if (c >= 'A' && c <= 'Z')

        cout << "Uppercase" << endl;


    else if(c >= '0' && c <= '9')

        cout << "It's a digit";



        cout << "Something else";


    cout << endl;

    if(c != '$')

        goto lblX;


    cout << "Quitting..." << endl;

    return 0;


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Updated on 2020-02-07. Published on: 2016-03-18