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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Combined APM patch
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On Fri, 2002-01-11 at 10:40, Russell King wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 10:22:24AM -0500, Thomas Hood wrote:
> > if someone later wants to modify the code to make
> > this variable non-static, the comment tells that person that
> > the variable will need an initializer.
>
> Whether a variable is static or not doesn't change whether it ends up in
> the bss segment or not.

It does make a difference if the variable definitions are inside
a function; the non-static variable is on the stack and is not
initialized to zero.

I understand that every static or top-level global variable
is initialized to zero; but is it not useful to note when
the code _relies upon_ this zero-initialization?


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