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Beginning C: From Novice to Professional, Fourth Edition by Ivor Horton

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CHAPTER 7Pointers

You had a glimpse of pointers in the last chapter and just a small hint at what you can use them for. Here, you'll delve a lot deeper into the subject of pointers and see what else you can do with them.

I'll cover a lot of new concepts here, so you may need to repeat some things a few times. This is a long chapter, so spend some time on it and experiment with the examples. Remember that the basic ideas are very simple, but you can apply them to solving complicated problems. By the end of this chapter, you'll be equipped with an essential element for effective C programming.

In this chapter you'll learn the following:

  • What a pointer is and how it's used
  • What the relationship between pointers and arrays is
  • How to use pointers ...

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