re: What’s a concept you understand now, but took you forever to grasp? VIEW POST

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re: Pointers. I'm totally 100% unsure why now, I think they must have been explained really poorly, but I didn't get them at all at first.
 

In my opinion there are two main issues: C uses fucking awful syntax for pointers which is always a stumbling block when trying to learn something.

The second is that most explanations only tell you what pointers are, not what they're used/useful for.

 

The, "used/useful for", bit being particularly key there.

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