This chapter introduced you to one of the most daunting topics in C++, pointers. Pointers have long been the bane of beginning programming students. Remember that a pointer is simply a variable that points to an address of another variable. Put another way, a pointer contains an address rather than a value. In this chapter, you saw how to use pointers, how not to use pointers, how to use pointers to other pointers, and how to use pointers to functions. We also discussed using various operators on pointers.