"Pointers" <-- crappy name
I just had a thought today I wanted to share. There are a million and 1 "tutorials" out there that try to explain pointers.. like they are difficult to understand. The only thing difficult to understand about them, is why they are called "pointers" when they are more like "maps".
Heres my pointer tutorial:
Every location in memory has a hexidecimal address. when you want to share your variable with another function, you send it that hexidecimal address, so it knows where to put the value. If you want to see the address, you use the '&' sign. If you want to see the value, you use the '*' sign.
And thats what a "pointer" is.. er.. basically. ;)
just a thought.