Pointer Pointer #2

Pointer Pointer #1 can be found here – it deals with how the “*” symbol is used in different places when dealing with pointers. A second pointer I have on pointers that helped me is this: A pointer stores an address of where some piece of data “lives” (begins its bit pattern) in memory.  What […]

Pointer Pointer #1

Part of my confusion with the C family of languages has been how the * symbol worked in the various places it’s used in relation to pointers. A key insight helped de-mystify a lot for me: The * symbol is used as both a type declaration and as an operator (the de-reference operator). Example:

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