Question about Pointer syntax in function declarations?
So I'm reading through "Jumping into C++" and I've made way through to chapter 15: "intro to data structures w/ linked lists". This has been the most difficult for me to wrap my head around so far. It's sort of making sense to me on a theoretical level but there is a bit of syntax that confuses me. Why do I need to use "*" when declaring a function, or rather what effect does this have?
//exp function deceleration
type* funcName ();
//type = a structure if that's relevant
The only information I've been able to gather via google involves pointers to function but that is a different topic and a different syntax...
This is probably going to sound silly to most of you more experienced programmers but I'm still learning and I'm finding it difficult to find information about this particular syntax.