C++ initial value of reference to non-const must be an lvalue

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When you pass a pointer by a non-const reference, you are telling the compiler that you are going to modify that pointer's value. Your code does not do that, but the compiler thinks that it does, or plans to do it in the future.

To fix this error, either declare x constant

// This tells the compiler that you are not planning to modify the pointer
// passed by reference
void test(float * const &x){
    *x = 1000;
}

or make a variable to which you assign a pointer to nKByte before calling test:

float nKByte = 100.0;
// If "test()" decides to modify `x`, the modification will be reflected in nKBytePtr
float *nKBytePtr = &nKByte;
test(nKBytePtr);

~ Answered on 2013-07-21 10:39:26


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