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What happens if we use an integer pointer as a member of structure instead of structure pointer?

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By declaring an integer pointer you are declaring that any non-zero reference stored in the pointer is guaranteed to be an integer reference. In order to guarantee the reference is actually a structure, the pointer must be declared as such, because casting an integer to a structure can never be regarded as being type-safe.

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It depends on what type of data you wish to manipulate.


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difference between pointer or structure



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It is a pointer that points to a member of a structure.


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> How do you access a pointer using structure Not possible. > and write a program using that Do write.


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It is not exactly a data-type, it is rather a data-type-constructor; for example pointer-to-integer is a data-type.


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// declare a function int* function(int, int); or int* (function)(int, int); // declare a pointer to a function int* (*pointer_to_function)(int, int);


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yes, a structure contain a pointer to itself... struct name { int. .... struct name * ptr; }; thats y its called self referential's strutures....


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