Re: C, standards, and depending on them

From: Daniel Kahlin (
Date: 2005-04-02 15:07:23

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Ullrich von Bassewitz wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 09:36:33PM +0200, Daniel Kahlin wrote:
>> I don't think the standard specifies that initialized variables should go
>> to the data segment instead of bss.
> No, it does not. This is why I wrote "usually" :-)

Ah, missed that.   Still, I think this optimization shouldn't be too hard 
to implement in a compiler.

Commenting on the original post:
   I think it's nicer to specify initial values explicitly for clarity, 
although you should be able to rely on the C-standard if you need to.


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