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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0" (H. Peter Anvin)  wrote on 26.11.00 in <8vrstp$o7d$>:

> 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
> code.

This (or similar) has the added advantage of making it obvious that this
is documentation, and not a superfluous initialization.

Sure, if you (generic you) look at your own code, you may know what it
means if it's written a certain way. But if you look at other's code, or
others look at your code, that is not clear. It is clear with a comment.

MfG Kai
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