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[–]d3rr 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

I run from pointers, haven't seen one in 10 years.

[–]happysmash27 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Meanwhile, I love pointers :P . How else is one supposed to, for example, share an array between threads?

Not that they aren't complicated…

[–]d3rr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

For sure, all would be lost without them. I ride on the back of pointers, blissfully unaware of them in muh high level languages.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Wotz pointers?

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's a mechanism in low level languages like c or c++ that let's you refer to memory addresses/locations directly. If you mess it up your app or whole system crashes.