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On 11.05.00, 11:11:08, Kenn Humborg <kenn at linux.ie> wrote regarding Re:
[ILUG] memsetting and null pointers:
> So those machines wouldn't support C++ then. The C++ standard now
> specifies that NULL is 0, not (void *)0.
On its own that change does not make a difference, defining NULL as 0
rather than (void *)0 does not change the underlying concept that a 0 in
the context of pointers stands for a null value, which may be implemented
under the hood as a non 0 bitpattern. NULL is 0 in C as well, its just
that its got the cast hanging off it to get past typing issues, syntatic
sugar which is out of date with C++. So memsetting a sequence of pointers
to 0 would still be in the realms of slightly dodgy with c++ as well. But
like I said its obscure and I sure as hell don't stay up at nights
worrying about it
But despite it all I kinda like C and C++, despite the permanent beating
they inflict on me.
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