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Re: BUG: stdin not a constant
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: BUG: stdin not a constant
- From: Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs dot mu dot OZ dot AU>
- Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 19:20:37 +1100 (EST)
- Cc: petdr at students dot cs dot mu dot oz dot au
- References: <199712040048.LAA26596@rimmer.cs.mu.OZ.AU>
Peter David ROSS <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>The following code doesn't compile.
>static FILE *out = stdout;
> /* out = stdout; */
> fprintf(out, "hello world\n");
That code is not ANSI/ISO-conformant C.
The ANSI/ISO C standard does not require `stdout' to be a constant
suitable for use in a static initializer.
>The fix is to remove the initialiser and add the line which is commented out.
>However the code I am trying to port has these sort of variables spread
>all over the place,
You have my sympathy ;-)
>and I would like to know if there is someway I can
>get the compiler to treat it as a constant.
I'm fairly sure there's no simple way.
I think you'll just have to fix your non-conformant source code.
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