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    SubjectRe: string-486.h?
    Also sprach Ben Kosse:
    } > Well the problem is bad 'C' code. It's not the compiler's fault. It's
    } > just doing what it's told to do.
    } >
    } > char str[12]="mystring";
    } >
    } > declares a string on the stack with room for 12 bytes. However it is
    } > initialized with only 9 (8 characters + the implied \0). So the rest
    } > of the area has to be zeroed, which the compiler does.
    } No it doesn't. For all C is required to care about, it could be stored as:
    } "mystring\0bla" The definition is 12 bytes on the stack, the first nine being
    } "mystring\0".
    Depends on where the char str[12] is placed. If it is global, then it is
    zeroed cause it's static...If it's an auto, then it can (and probably
    does) have garbage after the terminating \0.

    || Bill Wendling

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