<character> "*" ASCII code 42. Common names include: star; INTERCAL:
splat; ITU-T: asterisk. Rare: wild card; gear; dingle; mult; spider; aster;
times; twinkle; glob; Nathan Hale.
Commonly used as the multiplication operator and as the Kleene star. Often
doubled, as in "x**2", to mean "to the power". In C and related languages,
asterisk is used as the dereference operator, "*p" meaning "the thing pointed to
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