Thread: handles vs pointers

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    handles vs pointers

    What is the difference between a handle and a pointer. I guess I always that that they were the same thing. But lately I have come to realize that they are not the same thing, at least not interchangable.

    Is there some doc on this, or can someone please explain this to me?
    Best Regards,


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    int *ptr <-- pointer to int
    int **ptr <--- pointer to pointer to int (handle)

    so they are quite different...
    guess that's it

    ...viewlexx - julie lexx

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