Chapter 8. Pointers and Pointer-Based Strings
Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.
Saki (H. H. Munro)
By indirection find direction out.
Many things, having full reference
To one consent, may work contrariously.
You will find it a very good practice always to verify your references, sir!
In this chapter you will learn:
What pointers are.
The similarities and differences between pointers and references and when to use each.
To use pointers to pass arguments to functions by reference.
To use pointer-based C-style strings.
The close relationships among pointers, arrays and C-style strings.
To use pointers to functions.
To declare and use arrays of C-style strings.
8.2 Pointer Variable Declarations and Initialization
8.3 Pointer Operators
8.4 Passing Arguments to Functions by Reference with Pointers
8.5 Using const with Pointers
8.6 Selection Sort Using Pass-by-Reference
8.7 sizeof Operators
8.8 Pointer Expressions and Pointer Arithmetic
8.9 Relationship Between Pointers and Arrays
8.10 Arrays of Pointers
8.11 Case Study: Card Shuffling and Dealing Simulation
8.12 Function Pointers
8.13 Introduction to Pointer-Based String Processing
8.13.1 Fundamentals of Characters and Pointer-Based Strings
8.13.2 String Manipulation Functions of the String-Handling Library
Answers to Self-Review Exercises
Special Section: Building Your Own Computer
More Pointer Exercises
Special Section: Advanced String-Manipulation Exercises
A Challenging String-Manipulation Project