February 13th, 2003, 12:01 PM
C++ Memory Management: What is the difference between 'const char*' and 'char*const'
Q: What is the difference between 'const char*' and 'char*const'?
declares a constant pointer which has both read and write access to a character (or character array). The pointer itself is a constant and you can not change it. Like all other constant variables, you must initialize it with a constant value at the same time when it is declared:
declares a pointer to a constant character (or a constant character array). The pointer can be changed, but the character (or array) to which it points can not be changed.
char* const pBuffer = buffer;
FAQ contributed by: [Kevin Hall]
Last edited by Andreas Masur; July 23rd, 2005 at 01:50 PM.
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