Smart Pointers – Part 1

Programming tutorial for understanding "Smart Pointers".

Smart Pointers :
“In C++, an object that implements the functionality of a pointer and additionaly performs some action whenever an object is accessed through it. Smart pointers are implemented by overloading the pointer-derefrence(->) operator”.

above is about smart pointers,
how to overload the -> operator?
how to implement a “smart pointers”?
and are “smart pointers” useful?
are the FAQ of “smart pointers”.
in this part I show that how to overload the -> operator by this example:

class sp1
           int data;
           sp1* operator ->() { return this;};

  int main()
       sp1 t;
       cin >>;
       cout << t->data;

see that (->) operator work the same as (.) operator.
(.) oprator can’t be overloaded.

Nathan Pakovskie is an esteemed senior developer and educator in the tech community, best known for his contributions to With a passion for coding and a knack for simplifying complex tech concepts, Nathan has authored several popular tutorials on C# programming, ranging from basic operations to advanced coding techniques. His articles, often characterized by clarity and precision, serve as invaluable resources for both novice and experienced programmers. Beyond his technical expertise, Nathan is an advocate for continuous learning and enjoys exploring emerging technologies in AI and software development. When he’s not coding or writing, Nathan engages in mentoring upcoming developers, emphasizing the importance of both technical skills and creative problem-solving in the ever-evolving world of technology. Specialties: C# Programming, Technical Writing, Software Development, AI Technologies, Educational Outreach

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