Subject: Re: Question about initializing variables
To: Joao Carlos Mendes Luis <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/09/1996 10:50:42
// BSS variables are defined to have a starting value of zero.
// (I forget where that's defined; maybe ANSI... in any case, where it
// is, they're most likely called unintialized globals, or something...)
Just remember that this is not true on all operating systems. Once
I had a program that worked perfectly on NetBSD but did not work on
SunOS 4.1.2. The problem: non-initialized variables that should have
zeros as value...
were these variables globals or per-function stack variables ?
stack variables are a very different matter, but, BSS variables
are defined to be zero, initially.