Tag: Pointers

Easy ways to cope with C/C++ Assignment

C++ is one of the fastest, most reputable and effective languages in the programming world. In this article, you will learn about the top mistakes people make and how to eliminate them so that your C/C++ homework is bold and clear.

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Double Pointer (Pointer to Pointer) in C

A pointer can be declared to point to another pointer which points to a variable. Here, the first pointer contains the address of the second pointer. The second pointer points to an actual memory location where the data is stored, i.e. a variable. That’s the reason why we also call such pointers as double pointers.

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Difference between char [] and char * in C?

Generally, the following two statements about char[] and char * in C are considered confusing and understanding the difference between them is important. The first statement puts the literal string “mycplus” in read-only memory and copies the string to newly allocated memory on the stack. The second statement is known as static string allocation and definition.

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Pointers in C++

The pointer is a variable which holds the memory address of another variable. If one variable contains the address of another variable, the first variable is said to point to the second. There are two types of pointer operators; * and &. the & is a unary operator that returns the memory address of its operand.

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Pointer to a Function

An example of using a pointer to a function. It must be pointed out that there is nothing new here, the pointer to a function is available in ANSI-C as well as in C++ and works in the manner described here for both languages. It...

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