Why we use Pointer instead of normal declaring

Can anyone tell me why we use pointers

Because it already exists in the world, we want a pointer to that. Not using a pointer would mean making our own on the stack (which can’t happen, explained below) or a copy of it.


Game objects need to be created dynamically when the game starts which requires dynamic memory allocation. When you do that you are returned a pointer to that memory location, so everything that is spawned in the game world will be a pointer.

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