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    What are near and far pointers?

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    These days, they’re pretty much obsolete; they’re definitely system-specific. They had to do with 16-bit programming under MS-DOS and perhaps some early versions of Windows. If you really need to know, see a DOS- or Windows-specific programming reference. If you’re using a machine which doesn’t require (or permit) making the near/far pointer distinction, just delete the unnecessary near” and far” keywords (perhaps using the preprocessor: #define far /* nothing */”).

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