Which choice is a reason to specify the type of a pointer instead of using void *, which works as a pointer ro any type?

Advertisement

  • The compiler needs the dara type to make sure that the pointer is not going to be used on illegal non-pointable types such as functions, labels, pointers, and reference.
  • void * does not work for any type. The language does not allow assigning anything other than void to a pointer to void *.
  • The compiler needs the data type to know how much memory to allocate for the pointer, because different data types require different pointer lengths.
  • Yes, it causes a compiler error because one field is defined as having a size of 0.
Join our list

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Leave a Comment

Share via
Join our list

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend