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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4.22pre10: {,un}likely_p() macros for pointers
Alan Cox wrote:
> > I believe the C language allows for systems where the NULL pointer is
> > not zero.

The representation is not zero, however in the C language (since ANSI,
not sure about K&R), 0 is a valid name for the NULL pointer whatever
its representation.

> > I can't think of any reason why the NULL macro exists otherwise.
>
> <OldFart>
> NULL is really important in K&R C because you don't have prototypes and
> sizeof(foo *) may not be the same as sizeof(int). This leads to very
> nasty problems that people nowdays forget about.
> </OldFart>

Not just K&R. These are different because of varargs:

printf ("%p", NULL);
printf ("%p", 0);

-- Jamie
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