Solved

typedef*

Posted on 1998-12-29
6
470 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
If I have a structure
typedef struct {
   int i;
   int j;
   int k;
} MYSTRUCT;
And I want to declare a type that is a pointer to MYSTRUCT,
which is the preferable way and why (or are these the same)?
typedef MYSTRUCT* PMYSTRUCT;
or
typedef MYSTRUCT *PMYSTRUCT;
Thank You
0
Comment
Question by:marvinm
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:scrapdog
ID: 1255463
Both styles declare the exact same thing.  I don't see an advantage of one over the other, however

typedef MYSTRUCT *PMYSTRUCT

seems much more common.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:cox
ID: 1255464
same thing, the compiler will make the same thing with both styles.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:scrapdog
ID: 1255465
Cox:  is that not more or less what I said?
0
Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:marvinm
ID: 1255466
scrapdog is correct. Your answers are the same.
I thought that both typdefs should be the same. I have seen it done both ways and was just wondering which was preferable.
scrapdog, if you lock this I will grade your response.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
scrapdog earned 50 total points
ID: 1255467
Most people are probably accustomed to seeing

typedef MYSTRUCT *PMYSTRUCT

so maybe this way is preferable to make it easier to read.  However it is entirely up to you.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:sselvi
ID: 1255468
Both the pointer reference is same.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Does Objective C commented code increase filesize in an installed iPhone app? 7 144
stack 22 166
Problem to show menu 5 88
gdb doesn't stop on breakpoint 2 67
An Outlet in Cocoa is a persistent reference to a GUI control; it connects a property (a variable) to a control.  For example, it is common to create an Outlet for the text field GUI control and change the text that appears in this field via that Ou…
Windows programmers of the C/C++ variety, how many of you realise that since Window 9x Microsoft has been lying to you about what constitutes Unicode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode)? They will have you believe that Unicode requires you to use…
The goal of this video is to provide viewers with basic examples to understand and use pointers in the C programming language.
Video by: Grant
The goal of this video is to provide viewers with basic examples to understand and use while-loops in the C programming language.

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question