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null character

n.
A data control character that fills computer time by adding nonsignificant zeros to a data sequence.
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He said in his blog that Chrome can be crashed by adding a NULL character in the URL string.
Code zero (represented as the decimal number zero) is the null character. Unlike the (space), a printable character which causes the printhead to advance one space, the null character literally does not do anything.
MAXWORD is defined to be 101 to allow room for a terminating null character. addword adds the word in buf to the table of words, and printwords(k) prints the words with the k largest frequencies.