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NULL pointer errors are still common in Open Source softwareSep 24, 2009, 15:40 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]
"The problem with a NULL pointer deference is that a program is trying to access a memory location that doesn't exist. As such an application could potentially crash and in some cases be at risk from potential security exploits. The reason why Null Pointers continue to be common, speaks to the need of why there is a continuing need to scan code to eliminate errors.
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