Quite a few people also argue that only one variable at a time. So instead of
Originally Posted by nonoob
they would do;
int *leftTriAbscissa, *rightTriAbscissa;
I personally prefer the asterix being near the variable name, as it indicates (say) that *leftTriAbscissa is an int or, equivalently, that leftTriAbscissa is a pointer. The location of whitespace does not matter.
An alternative approach to the original problem is to use a typedef
which defines both leftTriAbscissa and rightTriAbscissa as pointers.
typedef int *int_ptr;
int_ptr leftTriAbscissa, rightTriAbscissa;