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There is an important difference between these definitions:
char amessage = "now is the time"; /* an array */
char *pmessage = "now is the time"; /* a pointer */
amessage is an array, just big enough to hold the sequence of characters and '\0' that
initializes it. Individual characters within the array may be changed but amessage will always
refer to the same storage. On the other hand, pmessage is a pointer, initialized to point to a
string constant; the pointer may subsequently be modified to point elsewhere, but the result is
undefined if you try to modify the string contents.
Please explain to me why this difference occurs. It would be better if the explanation is based on the memory allocation.