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What is null process?

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Null process takes place when no formal process is used. Typically, in computer programming, a pointer object simply points to a location in the computer's memory that contains information. A null pointer object still exists, but it points to no defined point in the computer's memory that contains meaningful information.

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A null pointer points nowhere that contains meaningful information. In other words, it does not point to an object or function in the program. This differs from an uninitialized pointer in that an uninitialized pointer can point to any location in the computer's memory that contains meaningful information. There are different types of null pointers, and it is important for the compiler to know which one is used.

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