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self referential structure

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please can somebody explain - what is a self referential structure?
& how is structure used in creating self referential structures?
Nov 14 '08 #1
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There's no magic here; in C or C++ a structure can only be 'self referential' as in
"it contains a pointer to that structure that either points to the structure itself
either directly or indirectly through a chain of pointers".

In both C and C++ a structure S can not contain a structure S. Only pointers to
such constructs are allowed (or references).

kind regards,

Jos
Nov 14 '08 #2

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