How to declaring pointer variables in C/C++?

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A pointer is used to store the address of the variables. To declare pointer variables in C/C++, an asterisk (*) used before its name.

Declaration

*pointer_name

In C

Example

 Live Demo

#include <stdio.h>
int main() {
   // A normal integer variable
   int a = 7;
   // A pointer variable that holds address of a.
   int *p = &a;
   // Value stored is value of variable "a"
   printf("Value of Variable : %d\n", *p);
   //it will print the address of the variable "a"
   printf("Address of Variable : %p\n", p);
   // reassign the value.
   *p = 6;
   printf("Value of the variable is now: %d\n", *p);
   return 0;
}

Output

Value of Variable : 7
Address of Variable : 0x6ffe34
Value of the variable is now: 6

In C++

Example

 Live Demo

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main() {
   // A normal integer variable
   int a = 7;
   // A pointer variable that holds address of a.
   int *p = &a;
   // Value stored is value of variable "a"
   cout<<"Value of Variable : "<<*p<<endl;
   //it will print the address of the variable "a"
   cout<<"Address of Variable : "<<p<<endl;
   // reassign the value.
   *p = 6;
   cout<<"Value of the variable is now: "<<*p<<endl;
   return 0;
}

Output

Value of Variable : 7
Address of Variable : 0x6ffe34
Value of the variable is now: 6
raja
Published on 18-Jun-2019 09:03:00
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