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    Its hard... But im here swgh's Avatar
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    Just a quicky, but why are pointers so hard to learn?

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    why is the sky blue?

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    Have you tried learning them?

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    They are baffling to me for some crazy reason... I dont know why, but I just cannot master pointers... Its like the name is a curse.
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    Error W8057 C:\\Life.cpp: Invalid number of arguments in function run(Brain *)

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    either post some code you are having problems with, or stop griping -- everyone has problems with them for awhile.

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    const char *recentThread = "How did you master pointers?" ;

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    Jesus Salem set a standard - you didn't use [CODE] tags
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Dragon
    why is the sky blue?
    due to scatterring effect of light

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    hi!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpsbhullar
    due to scatterring effect of light
    Oh! I guess that's also why pointers are so hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Dragon
    why is the sky blue?

    More on this at Wikipedia. (Has a lot of the mathematics of the phenomenon if you're interested in that sort of thing.)
    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
    -Christopher Hitchens

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