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How to Read C Declarations

Here’s a handy guide to reading C declarations, where things can get very confusing very quickly. Quick — what’s being declared in the line “int (*(*vtable)[])();” ?

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I haven’t programmed seriously in C/C++ for a decade or more…but it’s still simple: “vtable” is a pointer locating an array of pointers to functions returning int.

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