Thread: Quick pointer question

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    Quick pointer question

    What's the difference between:




    and *(pointer[10]) ?


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    *pointer[10] is equivalent to *(pointer[10]), which means "dereference pointer[10]" or "get the object pointed to by pointer[10]". (*pointer)[10] on the other hand, means "gets the 11th element of the array pointed to by pointer".
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