How should I group these variables?

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Published on 2012-04-08T13:57:05Z Indexed on 2012/04/08 17:45 UTC
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I have a shape that will be defined by:

char s_type;
char color;
double height;
double width;

These variables are scanned in from a request string sent to my server and passed into my printing function, which then prints out the shape. Currently they are just local variables sitting in my main(); however, I was wondering if there would be any advantage in creating a struct containing these variables, and then passing the struct to my printing function? or how else might I improve my program's structure/style, would passing a struct by reference have any kind of performance benefit if there were many requests and therefore many printing function calls?

printer(char st, char cr, double ht, double wd);

int main()
{
    // Other main functionality.

    char s_type;
    char color;
    double height;
    double width;

    sscanf (serv_req, "GET /%c/%c/%lf/%lf", &s_type, &color, &height, &width);

    printer(s_type, color, height, width);

    // Other main functionality.

    return 0;
}

It seemed "neater" if I had a struct or something that didn't leave me with declarations in the middle of everything else going on in main. I'm interested in structure/style as well as performance.

EDIT: didn't mean to put printer declaration inside main.

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