On Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:09:02 +0200, Stefan Behnel wrote: >> or the more direct pointer management: >> >> *ptr++=value; > > More direct, sure. But readable? Well, only when you know what this > specific pattern does. If you have to think about it, it may end up > hurting your eyes before you figure it out. If you have to think about it, you shouldn't even be using C.