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Re: [Nmh-workers] too many uninitialized variables in nmh-1.1 RC4

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] too many uninitialized variables in nmh-1.1 RC4
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 13:38:19 -0500

 > >initialisation. The question is how to deal with these because it'd be
 > >nice if we could prevent the compiler warnings. In some ways I think it
 > >is wrong to needlessly assign 0 to such variables because it implies to
 > >someone reading the code that the variable needs to be initialised to 0
 > >and that that value has a purpose.
 > I often have a manfiest constant WHO_CARES,
 > #define WHO_CARES (void*)012345

isn't sort of setting yourself up for shooting yourself in the foot, in case the
program logic _is_ wrong, and you didn't notice?  in general i take the course
of safety, and initialize to something that will cause the least pain if it
did get used.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 27.9 degrees)

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