Pointers

Can someone explain pointers to me in RobotC? I am reading and trying to find tutorials, but kind of need a little explanation on what pointers are, what are they used for, and general knowledge.
Thanks
Bill R.

There is some information on pointers in the “ROBOTC programming tips” thread.

(it’s a bit difficult with this forum software to refer to a specific post now but this should work).
https://vexforum.com/t/sprocket-and-chain/14951/1

Here is a tutorial one of our developers posted on his blog a couple of years ago.

and some information from the robotc online help.
ROBOTC online help pointers