Originally Posted by DaWei
That's because C doesn't have references like C++. The & is strictly an address-of operator.
Dawei i am using c++ compiler if you don't believe me see this code
int i =90;
int &reference = i;
pointer = &i;
mov DWORD PTR _i$[ebp], 90 ; int i = 90
lea eax, DWORD PTR _i$[ebp] ; int &reference = i;
mov DWORD PTR _reference$[ebp], eax
lea ecx, DWORD PTR _i$[ebp] ; pointer = &i;
mov DWORD PTR _pointer$[ebp], ecx
the code of reference is same as code of pointer.