parsed as *(p++), i.e. increment p (which would be an

invalid thing to do if it was pointing to a single int, as in this example) then dereference p's old value.

The C operator "->" also dereferences its left hand argument which is assumed to point to a structure or union of which the right hand argument is a member.

At first sight the word "dereference" might be thought to mean "to cause to stop referring" but its meaning is well established in jargon.

Last updated: 1998-12-15

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parsed as *(p++), i.e. increment p (which would be an rather than physically.

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