In computer science, a pointer is a programming language data type whose value refers directly to (or "points to") another value stored elsewhere in the computer memory using its address.

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Initializing and printing an array using pointers and dynamic allocation in C

I have written a code for basic array creation and printing it's values in C. I would appreciate comments on how it can be improved, and the industry standards. One issue I'm encountering is having ...
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C++ smart pointers and classes

I've started learning C++ recently and want from what I've gathered smart pointers are the way to go when storing stuff on the free store. I want to make sure I've got the basic hang of C++(11) ...
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Returning the next node

What is considered to be a good programming practice for returning value from the function? For example, if we have a function in C named ...
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Pointer handle - absolute follow-up

This is a follow-up to: Pointer handle - follow-up Improved pointer handle Pointer handle with some runtime checking Please review my pointer class. ...
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Pointer handle - follow-up

This is a followup to: Pointer handle with some runtime checking Improved pointer handle Please review this pointer class. ...
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isPalindrome in C++ using pointers [closed]

I am just beginning to learn C++. I have experience with other languages, mainly C# and Java, so pointers are repetitively new to me. Below I have implemented a function which checks if the given ...
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Improved pointer handle

Please review my improved pointer class. ...
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Pointer handle with some runtime checking

This is a pointer class of mine that I would like to have reviewed. Right now it only allocates in the stack and has no copy or move operations. ...
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Yet another smart pointer implementation for learning

I based this implementation on CountedPtr in The C++ Standard Library book by Nicolai Josuttis (page 222) and also available online here. I know that I can use the C++11 smart pointers but this is a ...
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Printing the contents of a string array using pointers

I'm currently studying C and I'm trying to just print the contents of a string array. I'm using pNames to point to the first char pointer and iterating from there. ...
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Basic myVector class raw vs smart pointer

I'm writing a myVector class for a class I'm taking. I don't believe I'm "strong" with smart pointers right now, so that's my question. This is just an excerpt ...
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Printing out all possible combination of printable ASCII 7-bit characters to stdout

This takes over 60 minutes to execute. The program is small in size, about 16kb. I am thinking that the repeated calls to printf slows it down significantly, rather ...
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Using std::unique_ptr and std::move

I'm trying out new things (on class Inproc), specifically using std::unique_ptr and ...
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Simple auto_ptr [closed]

I wrote my own simple auto_ptr class, but detected some magic. C++ Header file ...
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Wrap function pointers in template classes

I'm working on a C++ library for Arduino and other embedded systems. I'm currently working on wrapping up function pointers and member-function pointers into two C++ template classes (function and ...
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Binary search tree with templates

I am currently attempting to become proficient in C++ and started by implementing a basic binary search tree. Most of the programming I have done is in Ada, Python and C. I would like to be able to ...
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Constructing a graph and performing a depth-first traversal

Please review the use of pointers and design in graph construction code and its depth first traversal. I haven't used smart pointers as I want to understand any issues in following implementation with ...
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Deleting values from std::vector of different types

I need to make a vector of different types and be able to delete the values (please ignore anything else but deleting the values for now). Is the next code safe to delete the values? ...
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Polymorphic template cloning class

I have a requirement of a templated clone() method which Base classes can implement through an ICloneable interface and all the ...
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Smart but simple pointers

For practice, I've implemented my own smart pointer class. It's a 'unique pointer', meaning it doesn't allow copies of itself (when copying from a into ...
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Speeding up and shortening a loop [closed]

I'm still relatively new to C++ and I've written a program that could do with being a bit shorter and faster. I use this same set of for loops many times to cycle through the whole tree of values. ...
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Custom class for a borrowed unique_ptr<T>?

In C++11, I tend to have master objects that maintain sole ownership of a collection of some children objects. Let's assume these children objects are non-copyable (for instance, ...
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Implement a string in reverse using pointers and recursion

I'm trying to reverse a string using pointers and recursion, and I send it a char array. Is this the best way, or is there a better one? ...
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Simple shared pointer

I wrote a simple shared pointer, which I think works pretty well. I would like to see your review of it. This is the header file: ...
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Layer Stack class to practice std::shared_ptr

The following three source files is to define and test a class StackLayer. While it was written in a need for scalable layer-based architecture design, it was also ...
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Singleton typed memory manager

For my resources management, I wanted the objects allocated on the heap to be in a contiguous block of memory. Obviously, each data type then has to have their own chunk of memory. I could have used a ...
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Builder/named argument/fluent interface pattern with unique_ptr

I'm trying to figure out the cleanest way to implement a fluent interface with unique_ptr and other "modern" C++ language constructs. Here's my first attempt: ...
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Travelling Salesman in Qt

I am writing a recursive function based on the Travelling Salesman Problem. Is this a correct way of doing things, or am I creating memory leaks? Prerequisites are: a two dimensional matrix ...
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Auto-recycling C++11 polymorphic smart pointers

I've recently read an interesting blog post by Philipp Zschoche: it explains how it's possible to avoid unnecessary allocations/deallocations by keeping track of previously allocated memory in a ...
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Trimming exactly two white spaces from string at O(N) [closed]

This is the optimized code I have written for removing/trimming one white space from a given string. I'm required to remove exactly two spaces from the string at the same cost of \$O(N)\$ by ...
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Pointers for struct and `for`

I know something about pointers, but I'm trying to check my knowledge on a sample. Can somebody check if my code is good? I don't think that I should use pointers in these ...
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Binary Tree with C++11 smart pointers

I'm trying to replace the use of raw pointers with smart pointers in my C++ code. The following bit is from my first attempt at a self-balancing binary tree, though there is nothing self-balancing at ...
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One more shared pointer

Here's a (hopefully) better shared pointer than the previous one. The improvement is that now it should also accept function and lambda objects. Should work fine with threads. ...
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Implementation of stack using pointers

Please review my code and let me know how I can possibly improve it. ...
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Smart pointer memory pool

I'm using a third-party library which utilizes boost::shared_ptr for memory management. The problem is that I need to allocate many objects and I have detected ...
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How best to keep track of an unknown number of objects?

I have a manager class that will manage an unknown number of objects. I'm currently storing the objects in a NSMutableArray object, and when I need to find one, I ...
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Proposed solution to dangling pointers: a non-owning smart pointer

The lifetimes of various objects referring to each other are sometimes only known at runtime. For example, in a side scrolling shooter game, a HomingMissile ...
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Creating a list using a struct in C

I just got into structs and I decided to create a list using them: ...
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Pass pointer data across multiple functions

I would like review on the following dynamic memory allocation process and suggestions on whether there are any memory leaks. Following code is not real code in use, but I'm trying to understand ...
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getword that properly handles undersores, string constants, comments, or preprocessor control lines

Our version of getword does not properly handle underscores, string constants, comments, or preprocessor control lines. Write a better version. This is the exercise 6-1 and can be foud on K&R ...
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C struct or pointer to struct?

I am currently using this code (and more) to deal with 2D matrices. I am not very proficient in C, so I am not quite sure, if this is a good way of doing it. I've seen other people in similar ...
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Pascal Triangle program in C

I've created a program to calculate Pascal's triangle: ...
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Smart pointer implementation

I've decided to implement a simple smart pointer: ...
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Tail implementation in C

Write the program tail, which prints the last n lines of its input. By default, n is 10, ...
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Linked list implementation in C

I'm learning C for mainly for fun and to get a better understanding of how things work under the hood (most of my experience lies with high-level languages). I've been following quite a few books and ...
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Bidirectional map based on memory manipulation

This is a bidirectional map implementation that stores the values as pairs on the heap, and uses pointer arithmetic for efficient lookup. codepad link, may be easier to read ...
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Writting day_of_month and month_day with pointers instead of array indexing

Rewrite the routines day_of_year and month_day with pointers instead of indexing. The exercise is quite simple, this is the ...
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Optimising LinkedList class - Part 2

This is part 2. My problems are with too any pointers and with long body code in the following functions: ...