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-An integer variable containing an address in memory, ie "pointing" to it. Some
even permit you to do [Pointer] arithmetics.
+An integer variable containing an address in memory, ie "pointing" to it. Some even permit you to do [Pointer] arithmetics .
[Pointer]s is a very error prone task
[Pointer] arithmetic is nowadays frowned upon unless
you are doing low level systems programming
+[Pointer]s . [Pointer] you .
[Pointer]s also break type safety. Many ProgrammingLanguages attempt to alleviate this by requiring
you to use
a different type
of [Pointer] for each kind
of DataType you want to point to
+ you a of of .
, if you aren't writing
or hardware driver, you should be using
a ProgrammingLanguage that has GarbageCollection
and frees you from
the arduous task
of keeping track
of your memory
+ , a or a and the of of .