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The C++ Workshop

By : Dale Green, Kurt Guntheroth, Shaun Ross Mitchell
Book Image

The C++ Workshop

By: Dale Green, Kurt Guntheroth, Shaun Ross Mitchell

Overview of this book

C++ is the backbone of many games, GUI-based applications, and operating systems. Learning C++ effectively is more than a matter of simply reading through theory, as the real challenge is understanding the fundamentals in depth and being able to use them in the real world. If you're looking to learn C++ programming efficiently, this Workshop is a comprehensive guide that covers all the core features of C++ and how to apply them. It will help you take the next big step toward writing efficient, reliable C++ programs. The C++ Workshop begins by explaining the basic structure of a C++ application, showing you how to write and run your first program to understand data types, operators, variables and the flow of control structures. You'll also see how to make smarter decisions when it comes to using storage space by declaring dynamic variables during program runtime. Moving ahead, you'll use object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques such as inheritance, polymorphism, and class hierarchies to make your code structure organized and efficient. Finally, you'll use the C++ standard library?s built-in functions and templates to speed up different programming tasks. By the end of this C++ book, you will have the knowledge and skills to confidently tackle your own ambitious projects and advance your career as a C++ developer.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

5. Pointers and References

Activity 5: Using Pointers and References to Manipulate an Array of Strings


  1. Enter the skeleton main() function:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
        return 0;
  2. Above main(), create an array of strings:
    char const* array[26]
    {    "alpha", "bravo", "charlie", "delta", "echo"   };

    The array must be 26 elements long or the program might crash for certain valid arguments.

  3. Enter the skeleton of the printarray() function. Define the arguments. Since we are printing an array of literal strings, the pointers are of type char const**. The count argument is an int&. Define the return type, which is specified as int in the assignment:
    int printarray(char const** begin, char const** end, int& count)
        return 1;
  4. Clear count:
        count = 0;
  5. Enter code...