| Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 21:34:48 +0100
| From: Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net>
|[ ... ] As for Padraig's code, I don't see how random initialisation
| affects it in the least, why would it matter where i starts?
It's impossible to be so certain due to a syntax error
in what was written: for (;;i++;) ...
There's an extra semi-colon (‘;’) so we don't know if
he meant for (;;i++) in which case the initial value
does not matter; or for (;i++;) in which case the
loop will be broken whenever ‘i’ has the value 0 (and
hence the initial value does matter: e.g., if 0 is the
initial value, then the body of the loop will never run).
( Also, in the 2nd syntax is meant, there is yet another
error: the function falls off the end without returning
any value, but is declared to return an ‘int’. )
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