Questions tagged [pointers]

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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C++ modifying const pointer reference value [migrated]

I've encountered similar code piece today and it got me wondering. I did a little experiment myself as shown below. Why does the first stuff function with shared ...
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Switching first names with surnames

The objective is to get a list of number and then switch the last person surname with the first person surname; when I type '$' it do the changes and finish the program! (POINTERS and DYNAMIC ...
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Using std::function to write a function that returns a function

Our C++ professor told us to practise the use of std::function, lambda and pointers to functions. He asked us to: Write the function ...
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C# class to dump the memory of a process in several formats

I made this because I couldn't find any good C# classes/libraries that allow you to dump the contents of a process' memory into a file or a byte array. I haven't tested this on 32 bit systems but it ...
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Implementing a binary search tree using std::unique_ptr

I have implemented a binary search tree with 2 operations to begin with. I have tried to implement it using the best practices I could think of. Overall, I am happy with the implementation. But, I ...
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Simple C++ Test class with rule of 5

It has been a long time I used c++. So I brushing over concepts for interview preparation. Can you please help me with code review? If you have any observations/bugs/alternatives please point out. For ...
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Add two digit strings and return the result as string

I haven't done C in a while. This looks like a simple problem to start. Leetcode problem 415 Given two non-negative integers num1 and ...
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Using unique_ptr in FreeRTOS

I am trying to implement smart pointers for our project. We're using FreeRTOS which is written with a C API so it was quite a challenge to implement sending smart pointers around but somehow I managed ...
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String input and split functions in C

I've some functions targeted to simplify working with strings in some of my other projects. I'd like feedback on this code and whether or not the implementation is efficient and memory safe. I work ...
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Smart pointer class implementation

I decided to implement a simple smart pointer class in C++ name my_pointer. Please review this code. ...
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Using UnsafeMutableRawPointers with Metal buffers in Swift

I've some Metal buffers which I populate with geometry data. Most data consists of Floats, but the buffer also contains custom structs for the tessellation stage. I ...
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C pointer based growable stack rev2

Following on from my previous question: C pointer based growable stack I have made some improvements (hopefully!) based on the very helpful comments and suggestions. I have checked that the stack can ...
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C pointer based growable stack

This is my first attempt at writing a C program, it a generic stack that can grow accordingly. It appears to work correctly, however I am worried that is just a fluke and I could be doing something ...
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Evaluating a Definite Integral, kindly check

The code below does not deal with any numerical-integration or anything related to it — just the basic rule in evaluating a definite integral of the form Ax^2 + Bx + C. I would love to hear from you ...
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Code to write a C template file [closed]

I am writing code to write a C template file; the executable takes two arguments (main) <file name> and ...
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Implementing Sample Abstract Factory Pattern using Smart Pointers in C++

Was trying to implement and example code to smart pointer from link. Is it a good practice? To go with all unique pointers or should we use shared pointers in this case? How can i improve this ? <...
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Hunt the Wumpus

I've made an iteration of the text game Hunt The Wumpus. The specification came from the text Programming Principles and Practice Using C++ by Bjarne Stroustrup. Implement a version of the game "...
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C++ Linked list implementation using smart pointers. Advice on move semantics

As an exercise to familiarise myself with smart pointers, I implemented a template linked list class in C++, closely following the very good tutorial at: https://solarianprogrammer.com/2019/02/22/cpp-...
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C program that reads the description of a deterministic finite automaton and builds it

I just got done coding this C program: Read the description of a deterministic finite automaton from standard input. The first line of input is the number of states in the automaton, n n lines follow,...
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I'm deallocating objects created but I'm unsure whether my code is leaking memory or not

I have a simple application which requires the user to input details about students and their grades. I have two different classes Student and ...
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Basic LinkedList implementation [closed]

Please bear in mind, I've only started learning c++ this week, and as such, would love topic suggestions for which I should master, to become better at C++. Below, is my code for a singly linkedlist. ...
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A lightweight version of std::shared_ptr<T> V2

This is a lightweight version of std::shared_ptr<T> called res_ptr<T> This post is a continuation of: A lightweight ...
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Simple shared pointer implementation in a single threaded environment (revised)

std::shared_ptr does not stop you from having the same resource managed by multiple control-blocks (and thus independent sets of shared-pointers), even though it is ...
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A lightweight version of std::shared_ptr<T>

I wrote a simple lighter version of std::shared_ptr<T> called res_ptr<T>. ...
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Finding frequency of unique array elements by using single pointer [closed]

I am supposed to find the frequency of the unique array elements of a character array via a user defined function like int *unique(char *s), which takes a pointer to a character and returns a pointer ...
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C - Learning Linked Lists, Pointer Manipulation - Store some ints, print and free memory

I'm learning C, and wrote this program outside of my assignments in order to practice pointer manipulation and data structures, step by step. I want to ensure that this program follows well known ...
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Polymorphic deleter for unique_ptr

There is a basic difference in the way C++ manages the deleter for std::unique_ptr and std::shared_ptr, mainly for allowing ...
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Replace part of the string with n size with string of m size

I wanted to understand memory and pointers better before I endeavour into file path manipulations for larger project. This is simple replace part of the string test function that I need to rewrite ...
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Parse DOM Tree in C++ [closed]

Problem I need to read custom text input of a sample document object model (DOM) represented in a json format from a file and store it in a struct I've defined as ...
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A heap-allocated texture class for a console renderer

I am working on a console renderer and I want a heap-allocated dynamic texture class. Since I am quite new to C++, I just want to check the memory management, if I destroy all pointers correctly etc. ...
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Helper to convert arbitrary function into a custom deleter

If you want to use a custom deleter in unique_ptr you either have to pass a functor or the signature of a delete function as template argument. If you have a ...
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Managed Vulkan API Wrapper (create/destroy an instance)

I'm trying to follow this Vulkan API tutorial and have come up with an implementation that I don't completely loathe. The VkUtf8StringArray class is my least ...
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Rich data types - boolean object

Context You can probably skim most of this, it's unlikely to be useful for a review and is just for background info. Also download the files I've tried to create a ...
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Generalizing std::shared_ptr for all handle-types, even non-pointers

I created this shared pointer mainly to use it as RAII for handles that have to be shared between classes or threads. For pointers: It supports raw pointers and pointer to classes and arrays and also ...
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AVL tree implementation using shared_ptr/unique_ptr

I have implemented an AVL tree using shared_ptr. I know that there is an overhead regarding using shared_ptr and instead a unique_ptr could be used. But the thing is that my node contains also a ...
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My unique_ptr implementation

This is my simple unique_ptr implementation. Anything that could be improved upon or should be added? ...
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Merge Sort C++11 C++17

Question Any way I can optimize this further using new C++11 or C++17 features? Would also like feedback on my variable naming, memory management, and style (notice my placement of ...
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Array Dynamic resize in heap

I have answered a Question in Stackoverflow link. a) Create a function called resize that can be used to increase the size of integer arrays dynamically. The function takes three parameters. ...
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Mario Party Snake and Ladders Board

Context Was inspired from this LeetCode post to do my own System Design exercise of the common Snake and Ladders problem. As I was writing the code Mario Party kept coming to mind so I added a little ...
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Implementation of std::experimental::observer_ptr (library fundamentals TS v2)

I made an implementation of std::experimental::observer_ptr (library fundamentals TS v2). observer_ptr basically behaves like a normal pointer and does no ...
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malloc in main() or malloc in another function: allocating memory for a struct and its members

When initializing a struct in C, we can allocate memory inside the main function or within another function and return a pointer to the newly created struct. This ...
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C++ shared_ptr memory pool

I put together this little memory pool class to help avoid the costs associated with heap allocation and deallocation of objects that are frequently created & destroyed. It creates C++ standard <...
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Simple device (fancy) pointer implementation

device_raw_ptr is a simple fancy pointer. It essentially wrap pointers to GPU memory. It's sole purpose is to separate out host pointers from device pointers, i.e. ...
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Writing Go object code that respects Go guidelines

I'm learning Go and I wrote this for a programming challenge. It is working (building and running) but I feel the code is not what Go code should be: Am I using the ...
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Stack Interview Code methods made from class Node and Smart Pointers

Mainly looking for feedback on my use of smart pointers to implement a standard stack. For interview level production code I have also include a namespace and asserts to test my class, let me know if ...
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wrapper for common subset of auto_ptr and unique_ptr API

I read an interesting old question on the Software Engineering SE about how to transition away from std::auto_ptr. So I wrote a wrapper around the common subset of <...
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Queue Interview Code basic methods made from struct Node optimized

Using feedback from my previous implementation I'm writing a very simple Queue of struct Nodes with only these methods get_front(), get_back(), pop_front(), push_back(), and a ostream friend method. I ...
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shared_ptr basic implementation for non array types

This is an implementation to simulate the basic functionality of c++ shared_ptr. This doesn't provide features like custom deleter and make_shared(). I would really appreciate any feedback to improve ...
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Linked List Interview Code methods, runtime, and edge cases refactored

In my previous post I had a number of steps given to me from the accepted answer on how I can write more production ready code. In this post I want this code to be reviewed as near production code I'd ...
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Queue Interview Code basic methods made from struct Node

Thanks for all the feedback, I optimized the code here. Here I'm Writing a very simple Queue of struct Nodes with only these methods get_front(), ...

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