Can anyone kindly explain to me what exactly are POINTERS?

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    I am still here guys. I am keeping references to whatever is posted in this thread.

    Many thanks.

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    Originally posted by Cat
    Yes, and the original poster said he understood Java, which means (in one sense) he should already understand pointers, which I pointed out.
    I do know Java. But I wouldnt call myself an expert. In fact, I am still learning. There are in-depth topics that I didnt mange to go into. 2 years ago, when I began Java, we were taught that there's no such things as pointers and is much easier to learn than C++.


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    Originally posted by fused
    I do know Java. But I wouldnt call myself an expert. In fact, I am still learning. There are in-depth topics that I didnt mange to go into. 2 years ago, when I began Java, we were taught that there's no such things as pointers and is much easier to learn than C++.

    They lied

    There are no explicit pointers, but java implicitly uses pointers, and you have to understand pointers to really understand Java's parameter passing.

    C++ isn't really very hard, when you go one step at a time.

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    Same could be said for C# the pointers are behind the scenes- unless you write unsafe code.
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