anything like C++ references?

Aahz aahz at
Mon Jul 14 16:30:22 CEST 2003

In article <7dc4hvslh7a8fk9p6cvsfqa1c8d44rmmnv at>,
Stephen Horne  <intentionally at> wrote:
>C++ has precisely one type of variable. That variable is a placeholder
>for a value of a datatype which is specified in the declaration. The
>datatype may be a pointer datatype, but so what? Pointer datatypes are
>not treated any differently than other datatype except that they, like
>all datatypes, they have their own set of functionality.

Really?  I would argue that the differing syntaxes is an argument
against a single type of variable.  What happens with this:

char a;
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