Pointers To Functions
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A pointer to a function is best thought of as an address, usually in a code segment, where that function's executable code is stored; that is, the address to which control is transferred when that function is called.
A pointer to a function has a type called "pointer to function returning type," where type is the function's return type. For example,
In C++, this is a pointer to a function taking no arguments, and returning void. In C, it's a pointer to a function taking an unspecified number of arguments and returning void. In this example,
*func is a pointer to a function taking an int argument and returning void.
For C++, such a pointer can be used to access static member functions. Pointers to class members must use pointer-to-member operators. See static_cast for details.