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GeneralRe: Why does most C/C++ developer prefers char *c instead of char* c? Pin
Gary Wheeler29-May-18 4:56
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Grand Chain28-May-18 22:13
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Because that's how the compiler parses it. The * binds to the variable not the type.

Think about

char* a, b;

This suggests that b is also a char *, but actually it is only a char. Much clearer when you write

char *a, b;

(Not that I would advocate doing either - even better to have two separate declarations - but it illustrates the point).
Ian Brockbank
"Legacy systems are systems that are not protected with a suite of tests. ... You are building legacy code every time you build software without associated tests." - Mary and Tom Poppendieck, Implementing Lean Software Development.

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