noob silly pointer? question

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    noob silly pointer? question

    I'm just starting to learn c++ and I was looking over some code in Qt4 and saw a statements that appeared to involve multiple dereference operators like **varname or ***varname. Is this really dereferencing a pointer that points to a pointer that points to a pointer or is it something else entirely?

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    Could very well be the former.

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    Yes, triple *** will dereference a pointer to a pointer to a pointer, and it's not that strange - but not something I've done more than once or twice, to be honest.

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