lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2000]   [Nov]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"
From
Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de> writes:

|> On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 10:55:06AM +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
|> > Alexander Viro <viro@math.psu.edu> writes:
|> >
|> > |> On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
|> > |>
|> > |> > On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 12:10:33PM +0900, kumon@flab.fujitsu.co.jp wrote:
|> > |> > > If you have two files:
|> > |> > > test1.c:
|> > |> > > int a,b,c;
|> > |> > >
|> > |> > > test2.c:
|> > |> > > int a,c;
|> > |> > >
|> > |> > > Which is _stronger_?
|> > |> >
|> > |> > Those won't link together as they aren't declared static.
|> > |>
|> > |> Try it. They _will_ link together.
|> >
|> > Not if you compile with -fno-common, which should actually be the default
|> > some day, IMHO.
|>
|> I thought -fno-common was the default behaviour indeed, and I agree it should
|> become the default since current behaviour can lead to sublte bugs. (better I
|> discovered this gcc "extension" this way than after some day of debugging :)

This is not really a gcc extension, but long Unix tradition. If you make
-fno-common the default then many programs will not build any more,
including the Linux kernel. :-)

Andreas.

--
Andreas Schwab "And now for something
SuSE Labs completely different."
Andreas.Schwab@suse.de
SuSE GmbH, Schanzäckerstr. 10, D-90443 Nürnberg
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:47    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans