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"const" Keyword Explained

Feb 10, 2009, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"You'd be quick to point out (correctly) that the above code wouldn't compile. It would fail with an error on the lines of "assignment of read-only variable a" because a is now a "constant" because of the const type qualifier attached to it. And now comes the issue. Many start assuming (or might even be explicitly taught) that the value of a cannot be changed now. Did you think so too? Well, you thought wrong. Look at the following code:"

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