[TUHS] nm on Third Edition .o files?

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue Dec 20 22:24:22 AEST 2016

Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:

> I wonder why it was written as "0177776->integ", rather than "*017776"?
> Probably the former allowed the C compiler to work out what size the
> operand was.

I guess the alternatives would be casting (when did C get its cast
operator?) or assigning the number to a pointer variable.

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