Right, I've seen pointers defined in three ways. Which way should I be using?
int * pointer;
I'm also aware that (now) that a * changes the type because...as I just tried... int ted = &andy is invalid until I make ted a pointer. (And I'm not entirely sure why...I'll just re-read this chapter...).
In the interest of showing the other side, the counterargument is usually that style is misleading when declaring multiple variables separated by a comma (not a good idea in general, IMO) then only the first type has pointer type and so the * belongs with the identifier name.