typedef for pointer to array of char

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    typedef for pointer to array of char

    Again doing an exercise in C++ Programming Language 3rd edition chapter five.

    This time it's typedefs.
    I can't seem to figure out a typedef for a pointer to an array of char.
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    figured it out
    typedef char (*tpcharray)[size];


    If you read my post about refrence to an array of char, Prelude's solution for declaration is
    char charray[8];
    char (&rcharray)[8]=charray;

    I was using
    char * pachar=charray; // as a pointer to array of char is this correct?
    or is
    char (*pachar)[size]; // the correct way


    or would you do somthing like

    char (*pcharray)[8]=charray;

    I figured out an array of pointers ie
    typedef char* pcharray[8];
    Last edited by curlious; 12-13-2003 at 11:55 AM.

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    An array of chars: char *array[] is equal to char ** const array;
    So, a pointer to an array of pointers to char would be char***pointer. But my compiler accepts char**(*pointer). I do not know why.
    Nothing more to tell about me...
    Happy day =)

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