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Question by murugaraja
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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FAQ in C/C++ --Interviews

Answer by a
Submitted on 3/5/2004
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Answer by neezo
Submitted on 3/27/2004
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what is advantage and disadvantage of pointer?


Answer by Sunil Dath
Submitted on 4/2/2004
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The main advantages of using pointers are
1.) Function cannot return more than one value. But when the same function can modify many pointer variables and function as if it is returning more than one variable.
2.) In the case of arrays, we can decide the size of th array at runtime by allocating the necessary space.

Coming to the disadvantages of pointers
1.) If sufficient memory is not available during runtime for the storage of pointers, the program may crash (least possible)


Answer by gk
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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Sunil Dath has put the things nicely but i think we can consider following things also:
Advantage: Dynamic memory allocation
Disadvantage: Threat of virus


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