As we’ve seen, a pointer is an object that can point to a different object. As a result,
we can talk independently about whether a pointer is const and whether the objects
to which it can point are const. We use the term top-level const to indicate that the
pointer itself is a const. When a pointer can point to a const object, we refer to
that const as a low-level const.
摘自英文版 Primer C++,个人觉得英文版看起来还是容易理解点的。