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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"
    On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 11:46:24PM +0100, Andries Brouwer wrote:
    >
    > But if the program
    >
    > static int a = 0;
    >
    > int main() {
    > /* do something */
    > }
    >
    > is used as part of a larger program, it has to become
    >
    > static int a;
    >
    > int do_something() {
    > a = 0;
    > ...
    > }

    Only if the person doing the change follows this convention, if that happens
    to be you, not a problem. But in a project like Linux, it's not very likely
    to happen.

    It's much better to put a comment above the definition.
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