Pointers

Pointers - Disadvantage: may lead to programming errors,...

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Pointers Muldner, Chap. 8
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8: Preview Java references versus C pointers address and dereferencing operations dynamic memory allocation and deallocation pointer arithmetic passing function parameters by reference passing functions as parameters of other functions
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8: Stack and Heap Based Memory Run-time stack Heap push pop top stack free heap
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8: Stack and Heap Based Memory Stack-based memory : implicitly managed by function calls and function returns. Advantage: you do not have to be concerned with deallocation.
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Unformatted text preview: Disadvantage: may lead to programming errors, e.g. dangling reference problem a variable referencing a memory block whose lifetime has expired 8: Stack and Heap Based Memory Heap-based memory : explicitly managed by the programmer. May result in heap fragmentation C programmers are responsible for memory management Improper memory management may lead to memory leakage...
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