Array Names and Pointers


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Beginning C programmers are often told that an array name is a pointer. While true, this comparison is usually misunderstood, because array names cannot be manipulated in the same way pointers can. This paper discusses arrays and pointers in C.

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©1987 by Matt Bishop. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in The C Journal 3(1), Spring 1987.