Cannot copy address of array with pointer

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asked May 7, 2019 by anonymous
I want to copy the address of array into temp

but temp is still 0x0 when parse the line" temp = cellRowHeads[i];"

Cell** createBoard(int height, int width)


    Cell** cellRowHeads = new Cell*[height];

    for(int i=0; i<height; i++){

        Cell* temp = nullptr;

        temp = cellRowHeads[i];

        for(int j=1; j<width; j++){

            Cell* cell = new Cell;

            temp->next = cell;

            temp = cell;


    }return cellRowHeads;


2 Answers

0 votes
answered May 8, 2019 by anonymous
0x0 is an address that is reserved for the system so u can't write to it
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answered May 14, 2019 by organicoman

try always to use C++ facilities, like type aliasing.

using ptrCell = Cell*;
/*or: typedef Cell* ptrCell; */

now your code will look like the following, and it is much clearer what happening:

ptrCell createBoard(int width, in height)


    ptrCell* cellRowHeads = new ptrCell [Height]; // ptrCell* is an array of Cell* all initialized to nullptr by default

    for( int i=0; i< height; i++)


        ptrCell temp = nullptr;

        temp = cellRowHeads[i]; // copy assignment of an element of the array which equals to nullptr, read above

        for (int j=0; j<width; j++)


           ptrCell cell = new Cell;

           temp->next = cell; // BOOOM, arrow operator on a nullptr, Segmentation fault.

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