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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"
On Sun, 26 Nov 2000 04:25:05 +0000 (GMT), Alan Cox
<> wrote:

>> 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.
>That isnt what Andries is arguing about. Read harder. Its semantic differences
>rather than code differences.
> static int a=0;
>says 'I thought about this. I want it to start at zero. I've written it this
>way to remind of the fact'
>Sure it generates the same code

It also says "I do not know much about the details of the kernel C
environment. In particular I do not know that all static variables are
initialized to 0 in the kernel startup. I have not read setup.S."

john alvord
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