Can anyone kindly explain to me what exactly are POINTERS?
I am a amateur programmer with experience in classic ASP, VB6, Java.
Recently, i began to read up on C++ as i realised i am missing a lot of stuff if i do not take up C++. Notwithstanding the emerging of other languages and technologies, i am willng to take up a language that is the building block of major applications.
Due to my knowledge of java, i have no problem in dealing with C++'s looping and control structures. But when i reach upon the section of Pointers, it stuns me.
I dont really understand the concept of pointers. It would be good if someone can kindly explain it to me. Many thanks.
To me, pointers looks similiar to Java's way of initialising a new object and some sort of referencing. The way of deleting a pointer looks like classic ASP's way of destroying an object.