"I could probably eat shit everyday" - Kenny

Pointers are difficult to explain if you have no idea what a...

...processor is or does...

Quoted from here:

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.281012.8

but Ive seen it said a few times during the various conversations on this topic in the main forum.

I *really* dont get that, I have *no idea* how the processor works...it still feels like magic to me (all these electrons get together and obey my written instructions to display and calculate stuff)...but I got pointers very early on...and would have done so quicker if I wasn't a little confused by the syntax, and learning c, and how to use a computer, and whatnot.

There is likely something Im missing still cause I dont get the belief that an understanding of the processor is necessary to understand pointers.
Anyone feel like explaining it to me?
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January 2nd, 2006
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