Im new to c++, Ive been plowing through books,web,etc. Many of the things im learning seems redundant but being new as I am I figure that it stems from lack of knowledge. Now finally my questions...Whats the significance of using pointers to reference variables when i could just flat out write[ int k =3;] for example. Question 2 why is so much emphasize on space allocation? My last question is are there things I should learn before attempting to learn c++? ps have attachements I made cant tell the which is better.