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Warnings in lcc-win

Charlie Gordon
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"Old Wolf" <(E-Mail Removed)> a écrit dans le message de news:
(E-Mail Removed) om...
> On Oct 2, 7:34 pm, CBFalconer <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Old Wolf wrote:
>> > CBFalconer <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> >> Old Wolf wrote:
>> >>> CBFalconer <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>> >>>> Now why would you say that? To my mind, prototypes have just two
>> >>>> purposes: 1. Expose the calling sequence to other files, and 2.
>> >>>> Resolve indirect recursive calls.

>> >>> Surely the primary purpose is to ensure that all calls to the
>> >>> function pass the correct count and type of arguments, and receive
>> >>> the return value correctly.

>> >> No, because that is handled by the declaration before use
>> >> requirement.

>> > No it isn't; e.g.

>> > int memset();

>> > int main() {
>> > char x[4];
>> > memset(x, sizeof x, 100); /* BUG */
>> > }

>> Why did you delete the example I gave?

> Because it was not relevant. You made an assertion, and provided
> a corroborative example. I provided a counterexample, proving
> the assertion false.
>> That was a proper
>> definition, with proper definition of parameters etc. And it did
>> not use the reserved std. library name. You are using an ancient
>> K&R1 declaration.

> That's the whole point.

memset can be abused even in presence of a proper declaration from

#include <string.h>
int main(void) {
char x[4];
memset(x, 4, 100); /* arguments in wrong order */
return 0;

Also, what I was complaining about earlier is the counterproductive effect
your post may have on newbies: many people rely on visual memory, it is
disingenious to post bogus code without properly tagging it as such.


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