Where in memory are string literals ? stack / heap? [duplicate]

The string literal will be allocated in data segment. The pointer to it, a, will be allocated on the stack.

Your code will eventually get transformed by the compiler into something like this:

#include <stdio.h>

const static char literal_constant_34562[7] = {'t', 'e', 's', 'a', 'j', 'a', '\0'};

int main()
    char *a;

    a = &literal_constant_34562[0];

    return 0;

Therefore, the exact answer to your question is: neither. Stack, data, bss and heap are all different regions of memory. Const static initialized variables will be in data.

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