Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: Greywolf <email@example.com>
From: Nathan J. Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/19/2005 02:49:57
Greywolf <email@example.com> writes:
> Could you please enlighten me, at least, as to where the standard defines
> that a library call can be overridden on a whim by the compiler, much less
> without explicit request by the programmer?
A library call is defined to have a particular effect.
Any code the compiler generates with this effect is valid.
Your intuition that this must involve a "function call" in the
conventional sense has no backing in the standard.