2.8. Glossary

address-of

the address-of operator (&) is used to access the address of a C++ variable.

atomic data type

basic data type that cannot be broken down into any simpler data elements.

bool

keyword for Boolean data type.

char

keyword for character data type that stores a single character.

dereference

follow a pointer to its referenced memory location and read the data there.

float

keyword for floating point data type.

double

keyword for double-precision floating point data type.

int

keyword for integer data type.

pointer

variables that store and manipulate memory addresses.

2.9. Matching

    Q-1: Drag each glossary term to its' corresponding definition. (Note: none of the data types are in this matching, but they are in the glossary) Feedback shows incorrect matches.
  • address-of
  • (&) is used to access the memory address of a C++ variable.
  • atomic data type
  • Data type that cannot be broken down into any simpler data elements.
  • dereference
  • Reads data in a pointers memory location.
  • pointer
  • Variables that store and manipulate memory addresses.
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