Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/08/09/04:20:17

From: Erik Max Francis <max AT alcyone DOT com>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Linux to DOS Problem
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 09:22:38 -0700
Organization: Alcyone Systems
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Paul Derbyshire wrote:

> Sounds like maybe the value depends on uninitialized memory. Different
> platforms treat it differently; one compiler or GCC on one platform may
> initialize all memory used at zero; another or GCC on another might
> leave
> it random.

I find that to believe.  The undefinedness of uninitialized auto variables
is built into the language, and gcc is well aware of it.  gcc for Linux
and DJGPP are just ports of the same thing, after all.

       Erik Max Francis, &tSftDotIotE / email / mailto:max AT alcyone DOT com
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