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I think I would agree that pointers are quite intuitive, but I still prefer the way Java, for example, takes away the need to deal with them directly, though one still ought to understand what is happening under the hood. Constructing a linked list in Java takes away the need to think about pointers at all (so be careful those who use this as an interview Q). I like languages which allow me to spend more cognition on the business logic rather than its implementation. Also, modern compilers can implement code better than most (if not all) of us humans can. That said, there is something aesthetic about pointers, more so when you deal with memory management in assembly langauge. I quite like the fact that C lets you get to grips with these lower level devices, though in my work it's more of an aesthetic curiosity than a necessity to know these things.
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