Chapter 9. Pointers and Pointer-Based Strings


Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.

 --Saki (H. H. Munro)

By indirection find direction out.

 --William Shakespeare

Many things, having full reference To one consent, may work contrariously.

 --William Shakespeare

You will find it a very good practice always to verify your references, sir!

 --Dr. Routh


In this chapter you’ll learn:

  • What pointers are.

  • The similarities and differences between pointers and references, and when to use each.

  • To use pointers to pass arguments to functions by reference.

  • To use pointer-based C-style strings.

  • The close relationships among pointers, arrays and C-style strings.

  • To use pointers to functions.

  • To declare and use arrays of C-style strings.

  • What ...

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