So I have been tinkering with C++ lately and I allocated memory for an integer like this:
int* p = new int;
As I thought, an integer is usually 4 / 3 bits depending on the system architecture,
but when printing the size of the memory that this pointer allocates:
cout << sizeof p << " is the size of an int" << endl; // output: 8 is the size of an int
Why is that so?
Help would be much appreciated.
Source: Windows Questions C++