Nope, it is the way C works.
No classes, No strings. There might be ways to fake it(Even-though I can't think of any) but this is not a preference thing or something about Bucky. It's the standart.
It's not that hard tho, also you have more control over what you are doing because there is less abstraction (Which makes C really powerful).Also sometimes programmers still use this method in C++ some cases.
I guess you should just deal with it or move to C++ which I see as an upgraded version of C(Yeah, I know not exactly
, but still... )