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interpreting "typedef struct x* y"

interpreting "typedef struct x* y"

interpreting "typedef struct x* y"

How do I interpret the following declaration?

typedef struct x* y

Is "x" a dummy variable, such that "y" is defined as a pointer type that points to any type of struct?  I ask this because I am trying to reverse engineer some code where "y" is referenced heavily as a variable type, and no other mention of "x" is made in any other headers, etc.

RE: interpreting "typedef struct x* y"

y is a synonym for struct x *. IOW:

y myStruct;

would be the same as:

struct x *myStruct;

Are you *sure* that struct x isn't defined anywhere? Maybe you don't have access to the source that defines x, and maybe this was purposeful to hide the implementation details of x.



RE: interpreting "typedef struct x* y"

This code is used to export a structure the programmer don't want to show.


typedef struct cellCDT { int type; cellCDT *next; } cellCDT;

typedef struct cellCDT *cellADT;

When used in this way only the c-file which exports the cellADT can access the internal structure.

I hope the explanation makes sense :)

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