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From: Damian Yerrick <Bullcr_pd_yerrick AT hotmail DOT comRemoveBullcr_p>
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Subject: Re: Detecting Windows and Windows directory from DOS
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Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 14:13:54 GMT
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On Wed, 22 Mar 2000 20:49:00 +0000, Richard Dawe
<richdawe AT bigfoot DOT com> wrote:

>Hello.
>
>Stan Brown wrote:
>> 
>> Said richdawe AT bigfoot DOT com (Richard Dawe) in
>> comp.os.msdos.programmer:
>> >By the way, I think you mean "in user code they _may_ lead to undefined
>> >behavior" rather than "in user code they lead to undefined behavior",
>> >which is a bit harsh. ;)
>> 
>> No, I meant what I said. Undefined behavior means you can't count
>> on it to do any particular thing.
><snip>
>
>OK, I take your point, I'm wrong - I guess I asked for this. I guess I
>have this (incorrect) point of view from my pragmatic learning, i.e. the
>compiler "defines" what is defined behaviour.

The tools "define" anything marked as "implementation defined"
in the spec.  "Undefined" items remain undefined.

>> It *may* lead to winged monkeys shooting out of your monitor,

That would be cool.  I'd run the program on my PII laptop in front
of some zoologists :-)

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