At 12:54 08/11/17, Brent Roman wrote:

>One could hack the gcc to force it to initialize automatic variables to zero 
>even though this violates the 'C' langauage spec.

I haven't read the spec, but my guess (having worked on other specs)
is that the only thing that the 'C' language spec says is that the
value is undefined. A value that happens to be zero would still be
undefined, as far as I understand.

Regards,    Martin.



#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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