what is far?

like char far *p;

26th Jul 2016, 7:00 PM
Keyur Desai
Keyur Desai - avatar
3 Answers
+ 2
Wow, that's old C++. Back then, when this was used, it said that the pointer needs to point to a memory address that would not be pointable to by a "normal" pointer.
26th Jul 2016, 8:15 PM
Stefan - avatar
+ 1
@destro: Yeah, true. :-) And thx! :-) That's from a time when I went to school (and still had to go for a few years) and first learned C++ since a buddy of mine had this cool new programming language on diskettes... Borland Turbo C++ 3 times... TC++ actually had an editor that worked on the DOS console... :-)
26th Jul 2016, 8:46 PM
Stefan - avatar
Damm Stefan, your age is showing;) but +1 for the answer I didn't even know that existed
26th Jul 2016, 8:24 PM