Pointers and References

  • Ivor Horton
  • Peter Van Weert


The concepts of pointers and references have similarities, which is why we have put them together in a single chapter. Pointers are important because they provide the foundation for allocating memory dynamically. Pointers can also make your programs more effective and efficient in other ways. Both references and pointers are fundamental to object-oriented programming.

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© Ivor Horton and Peter Van Weert 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivor Horton
    • 1
  • Peter Van Weert
    • 2
  1. 1.Stratford-upon-AvonUK
  2. 2.Kessel-LoBelgium

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