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  • v. To obtain the value stored therein in an execution context which interprets that value as the address of a memory location
  • v. to access the thing to which the pointer points.


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de- +‎ reference


  • I have finally heard of the '*' syntax being described as the dereference operator.

    Visual C++ Language Forum

  • Clearly, some methods of Person might only make sense while that person is in a theatre, and will dereference the theatre pointer.

    Snell-Pym » Assertions

  • An identity is a person-reference, a pointer that produces a person when you dereference it.

    Snell-Pym » Identity

  • As most people in the UK and Commonwealth stopped what they were doing yesterday and stood in respectful silence at 11 o'clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in due dereference to our Nations 'Glorious Dead'.

    The Remembrance Parking Fine

  • Concerning this book, I haven't read it, have no idea on it, but i can tell you that i am suffering intense lobbying to dereference it from the jewish community.

    Daimnation!: Late last year, I commented

  • Some of the breakthroughs came when we started thinking about what the type of a pointer dereference would be.

    Site Home

  • Statically allocated 2D arrays are in fact one-dimensional chunks of memory laid out in i as an address to dereference, which it isn't.

    Planet Python

  • OpenLDAP 2.4.22 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a modrdn call with a zero-length RDN destination string, which is not properly handled by the smr_normalize function and triggers a NULL pointer dereference in the IA5StringNormalize function in schema_init. c, as demonstrated using the Codenomicon LDAPv3 test suite. uplusftp-overflow. txt

    Hack In The Box

  • The kssl_keytab_is_available function in ssl/kssl. c in OpenSSL before 0. 9.8n, when Kerberos is enabled but Kerberos configuration files cannot be opened, could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash).

    Hack In The Box

  • Paul Vriens (2): notepad: Use SUBLANG_NEUTRAL for the Arabic resources. comdlg32: Prevent a NULL pointer dereference (Coverity).

    Linux Compatible


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