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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"
>>>>> "AB" == Andries Brouwer <> writes:

AB> No insult intended. It is just that if there is an abyss
AB> somewhere, I like to stay at least a meter away from it. Someone
AB> else may think that one inch suffices. I see you propose a lot
AB> of changes that yield a negligable advantage and reduce stability
AB> a tiny little bit. That is pushing Linux in the direction of this
AB> abyss. You notice that the view gets better, and I get nervous.

Can somebody stop this train load of bunk?

Uninitialized global variables always have a initial value of
zero. Static or otherwise. Period.

Anybody with more than a week's experience programming knows this.
It's idiomatic. Just as in English one says, "Go away!" knowing that
"You", the implied subject of the imperative sentence, will be

Andries, please devote your impressive energy to fixing _real_ bugs.
This kind of argument is best left until we're _really_ low on other
things to do.
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