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What is application of above?
Consider a situation where we pass a pointer to a function and we want the function to modify the pointer to point to something else and we want these changes to reflect in caller. For example, writing a linked list function that changes head of it, we pass reference to pointer to head so that the function can change the head (An alternative is to return the head). We can also achieve same thing using double pointers.
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