Daniel S. Haischt me at daniel.stefan.haischt.name
Sun Feb 20 15:15:56 GMT 2005

Gert Cuykens,

I would suggest to post such questions to gtk-list at gnome.org,
because IIRC you are trying to code a GTK app ...

Additionally I would suggest to learn C/C++ first to get a better
understanding of the whole language structure. Or at least please
join the c# IRC channel at irc.freenode.net to ask such questions,
it's quite annoying to see them on a list which is dedicated to an

Scott Mitchell schrieb:
> On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 08:41:30AM +0100, Gert Cuykens wrote:
>>So if data is declared as a gchar *data; for example, then the value
>>of data is a memory adress right ? So if A=data; and B=&data; then A
>>and B are exactly the same result right ?
> No.  A is a 'pointer to gchar' (or gchar*) and B is a 'pointer to pointer
> to gchar' (or gchar**).  The '&data' syntax means 'the address of the data
> variable', ie. the address of a gchar*, whereas data itself contains the
> address of a gchar.
>>Now why would anybody want a gchar when a integer is needed ? That is
>>just making it more complicated then it already is?
> Because the code in question deals with gchars (whatever they are) not
> integers?  They won't necessarily be the same thing on different
> architectures, or even different compilers on the same architecture.  Also,
> the type is called 'gchar' presumably because it logically holds some kind
> of character data, whereas an integer variable holds an integer.  Calling
> them different things in the code helps to make it clear what the
> programmer's intention is, even if the two types happen to have the same
> representation on a given machine/compiler.
> In any case, this stuff really has nothing to do with FreeBSD - you should
> be asking these questions in a C/C++ programming group.
> Cheers,
> 	Scott

Mit freundlichen Gruessen / With kind regards
DAn.I.El S. Haischt

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