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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"
Followup to:  <>
By author: Alan Cox <>
In newsgroup:
> 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

The problem is that it doesn't. One could argue this is a gcc bug or
rather missed optimization.

One can, of course, also write:

static int a /* = 0 */;
... to make it clear to human programmers without making gcc make bad

<> at work, <> in private!
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