View Full Version : [SOLVED] C++ pointers to objects and object as method argument

December 23rd, 2008, 07:58 PM
I have been told it is bad to pass in a pointer as a method argument and you should try to do it by reference instead, but I am a bit confused as to how.

If I define an Object Foo with a constructor of Foo(const Bar&)

and then do something like

Bar* b = new Bar();
Foo f = new Foo(b&);

Then it will fail, because b is a pointer to the object and I am trying to pass by reference.

If I do

Bar b;
Foo f = new Foo(b);

then it will happily work


December 23rd, 2008, 08:25 PM
Actually never mind I was being silly.


December 23rd, 2008, 09:12 PM
Yep, the syntax errors in the OP show that.

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