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chase pointers

chase pointers in Technology

To determine a chain of memory locations where each location holds a pointer to the next, starting from some initial pointer, e.g. traversing a linked list or other graph structure. This may be performed by a computer executing a program or by a programmer going through a core dump or using a debugger.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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