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hi friends
tell me something about the funda
of far pointer in c/c++
Jul 22 '05 #1
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On 12 Jul 2004 23:04:17 -0700, saurabh jain <sa*************@yahoo.com>
wrote:
hi friends
tell me something about the funda
of far pointer in c/c++


There are no such things as far pointers in C++.

They must be a language extension that your compiler provides, therefore
you should ask on a group that is about your compiler, not here.

Please read this groups welcome message for suggestions on where you
should post this question http://www.slack.net/~shiva/welcome.txt

john
Jul 22 '05 #2

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"saurabh jain" <sa*************@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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hi friends
tell me something about the funda
of far pointer in c/c++

Hi,
There is no such thing as a 'far' pointer in standard C++.
This was an extension specific to old-time 16-bit x86 (DOS)
architectures using a segmented memory model - it's history now.

[ You basically had 'near' pointers that could only point
within a main/current memory segment, and 'far' pointers that
could refer to a larger memory range (all of the available 640KB) ]

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Jul 22 '05 #3

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sa*************@yahoo.com (saurabh jain) wrote in message news:<28**************************@posting.google. com>...
hi friends
tell me something about the funda
of far pointer in c/c++


The book you are learing C++ from is outdated. Get
a new one.

-Arijit
Jul 22 '05 #4

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