If you are looking to learn about pointer in C/C++. Here is the right place for you. Understanding the pointer can be confusing at first time, but you will get the hang of it. I will provide some illustrations and examples to get better a picture about a pointer. There are many other pointers available, they are called Smart Pointers, but for the interest of this article I will be discussing the basic Pointer in C++.

What is a Pointer?

As the name suggests, basically something that points at something. This is pretty much what pointer in C++ does.

Let me describe this in a technical term. A pointer is a variable of a type(int, double, boolean, Array, etc) which holds the address of another variable of a same type, and some times the pointer can be pointed to NULL. Not only pointer has access to the address, and also value of the pointed variable as well. …

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