chase pointers

chase pointers

(programming)
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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But in judging his chances, Saturday's performance has to be matched against that of Edredon Bleu and Direct Route in two previous Champion Chase pointers and they look to have the better speed.