= C =
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
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.