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How to declare function returning array of Integer pointers

How can I declare function returning array of Integer pointers . Please
help !!

Feb 6 '06 #1
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On 2006-02-06 08:35:43 -0500, "Tany" <ta**********@gmail.com> said:
How can I declare function returning array of Integer pointers . Please
help !!


You can't. You can, however, declare a function returning any of:
A reference to an array
A pointer to an array
A vector
A structure containing an array,
etc.

You could also write a function that takes as a parameter a reference
or pointer to any of the above, and then populates the
referenced/pointed-to object instead of returning the same data.

Another option is to write a function that takes an output iterator as
a parameter. The function could then write to that iterator.

Which of these you should use depends on the actual problem that you're
trying to solve.

--
Clark S. Cox, III
cl*******@gmail.com

Feb 6 '06 #2
As has been pointed out, if you're working with C arrays you need to
be more specific about what you're trying to do in order to get a clear
answer. You don't have to return anything if the array already
exists--just pass it into the function. If the function creates it,
it'll have to allocate it on the heap and return a pointer.
std::vector<int*> would almost always be recommended unless you were
newly trying to learn the language. (After all, this isn't comp.lang.c
;-)

Feb 6 '06 #3

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