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What is wild pointer in c and explain with programming?

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What is wild pointer in c and explain with programming?
posted May 26, 2015 by Mohammed Hussain

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Uninitialized pointers are known as wild pointers because they point to some random memory location and may cause a program to crash or behave badly.

for example:

int main()
{
    int *ptr;      //this is a wild pointer.
    int a = 1;

    printf("Memory address of ptr : %p\n", ptr);  //it will print a random memory address.

    ptr = &a;      //Now its  not a wild pointer anymore.
    *ptr = 10;

    return 0;
}
answer May 27, 2015 by Arshad Khan
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