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

OBJECTIVES

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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