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chase pointers

chase pointers: 1. vi. To go through multiple levels of
   indirection, as in traversing a linked list or graph structure.
   Used esp. by programmers in C, where explicit pointers are a very
   common data type.  This is techspeak, but it remains jargon when
   used of human networks.  "I'm chasing pointers.  Bob said you
   could tell me who to talk to about...." See dangling
   pointer and snap.  2. [Cambridge] `pointer chase' or
   `pointer hunt': The process of going through a core dump
   (sense 1), interactively or on a large piece of paper printed with
   hex runes, following dynamic data-structures.  Used only in a
   debugging context.