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Discussion on: Do you know what a pointer is?

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Junxiao Shi

A pointer is a magical being that causes your program to crash with a segmentation error.

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the one who knows it will perish and the one who ignores it will get segmentation fault :-p

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Otu Michael Author

I always get a segmentation fault in CPP rather than C, when using pointers. So I switched to python and there was nothing like a segmentation fault. I like C more though.

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Junxiao Shi

You can use Python until it's too slow and you need an extension - written in C.
I needed C extension only once in many years, for a custom hash function.

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Otu Michael Author

I hope you don't mind I tag along - following you

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Otu Michael Author

I always have to come back and learn C but pointers deter me from moving forward.