ISO separates C’s types into three distinct sets: function, object, and incomplete. Function types are obvious; object types cover everything else, except when the size of the object is not known. The Standard uses the term “object type” to specify that the designated object must have a known size, but it is important to know that incomplete types other than void also refer to an object.
There are only three variations of incomplete types: void, arrays of unspecified length, and structures and unions with unspecified content. The type void differs from the other two in that it is an incomplete type that cannot be completed, and it serves as a special function return and parameter type.