Chapter 10. Using Pointers and References
Declare, dereference, and assign pointers
Use pointers to structures
Use pointers as function parameters
Use pointer arithmetic
Declare and initialize a reference
Use references as function parameters and return values
Software is, at its heart, lots of binary code—a slew of
0s flipping about, turning on and off. As programming languages have progressed and evolved over the years, the abstraction separating the programmer from the binary fiddling going on in the underlying hardware has dramatically increased.
This abstraction is complete in the case of some modern programming languages. Many contemporary programmers don’t even understand the notion of memory addressing—it’s ...