Patch: set value of static variables in cipher/random.c

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Jul 10 12:24:06 CEST 2006

On Fri,  7 Jul 2006 21:55, Marcus Brinkmann said:

> Oh, and there is still a difference between "int foo = 0;" and "int
> foo;".  The former allocates a variable in the BSS segment, but the
> latter only defines a SHN_COMMON symbol, which is only allocated in

However we were talking about static allocation; there it is not the

BTW, common symbols are not defined by the C standard but very common
with most linkers.  The RISC OS linker for example don't support them.



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