what is a pointer?

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asked Dec 21, 2019 by (480 points) 2 flags
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answered Dec 21, 2019 by anonymous
pointer is one of the derived data type.

it is used to store the address of another variable to access the data indirectly
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answered Dec 23, 2019 by anonymous
A variable that stores a memory address that is location of a storage of a variable etc
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answered Dec 24, 2019 by (570 points)
Pointer is special type of variable which store the address of other variable or files as it's value.

Syntax :     int *a;

Use -

int a=10;
int *ptr;
ptr=&a;
printf("%d",ptr);

Its will print the memory address of variable "a".
commented Jan 2 by anonymous
thank you this has helped me
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answered Dec 24, 2019 by anonymous

POINTER IS A VARIABLE,WHICH IS USED TO STORE THE ADDRESS OF ANOTHER VARIABLE.

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answered Dec 25, 2019 by (200 points)
pointer is a variable which stores the address of another variable.pointer variable is followed by  "*".
ex:
int *p;
p=&x;

In above ex p stores the address of x variable.
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answered Dec 31, 2019 by (140 points)
Pointer is the variable which holds the address of another variable

(or)

Pointer is the variable which points to another variable
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answered Jan 1 by OllynOnalethata

Pointers in C language is a variable that stores/points the address of another variable. A Pointer in C is used to allocate memory dynamically i.e. at run time. The pointer variable might be belonging to any of the data type such as int, float, char, double, short etc

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answered Jan 1 by anonymous
Pointer is used for the address the particular object
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answered Jan 3 by anonymous

a pointer is a variable that stores the address of another variable. Unlike other variables that hold values of a certain type, pointer holds the address of a variable.

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answered Jan 6 by anonymous
pointer variable are special type of variable which stores  address of the variable   it is assigned i.e memory location
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