[TUHS] C declarations.
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Mon May 15 20:21:17 AEST 2017
Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 08:14:47PM -0400, Dan Cross wrote:
> > The kludge is that it works different than everything else for no really
> > good reason.
> I'd be curious what Steve thinks about all this, I know he weighed in
> a bit, but does he think that Dennis / Brian/ Ken regret this design choice?
I wonder how much of it was due to evolving in stages from BCPL, where
everything is a word, and structs and arrays are just pointers (with maybe
an allocation of space for the pointer to point to).
And C couldn't pass structs by value for quite a long time.
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