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const char *const *Args,

Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:57 am

const char *const *Args,

what is this? Args is pointer to what? why there's 2 *there?

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Re: const char *const *Args,

Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:00 am

I think Args is a const pointer to a const pointer to char.

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Re: const char *const *Args,

Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:14 am

Args is a const array of const C strings.
*Args is a const C string.
**Args is a const char.

Since a C string is a pointer to char and an array can be expressed as a pointer to its first element, Args can be expressed as char const* const*.
To iterate through the array, increment Args. To access C string Args is currently pointing at, dereference Args.

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Re: const char *const *Args,

Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:44 am

lilzz wrote:what is this? Args is pointer to what? why there's 2 *there?
char* => pointer to char => a string
char** => pointer to an array of pointer of char => array of strings
char*** => array of array of strings

similar to char[], char [][], char [][][], ...
similar to char*, char* [], char *[][], ...

"Args" is an array of argument strings
in your special case an constant array of constant strings. the array is const and the strings are const.
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Re: const char *const *Args,

Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:02 pm

Get a copy of Kernighan and Ritchie and read that from cover to cover before asking your next pointless question about the C language. You'll reap rewards from doing that, it will be the best $50 you ever spend.
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