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From: Florian Weimer <>
To: Tom de Vries <>
Cc: Jakub Jelinek <>,,
Subject: Re: [committed] Make main more readable
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 19:52:48 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Tom de Vries's message of "Thu, 18 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0100")

* Tom de Vries:

> I've prepared a patch implementing that suggestion.  Does that address
> your concerns?
> [ FWIW, I've read through a C99 draft pdf to refresh my memory on this
> topic.  Looking at the effective type of **argv, AFAIU it falls into the
> catagory "For all other accesses to an object having no declared type,
> the effective type of the object is simply the type of the lvalue used
> for the access".  In other words, the effective type is char.
> Then I read:
> ...
> An object shall have its stored value accessed only by an lvalue
> expression that has one of the following types:
> — a qualified version of a type compatible with the effective type of
>   the object,
> ...
> So, const char is a qualified version of a type char compatible with the
> effective type of the object (char).
> So I still don't see the problem. ]

I think the issue is about the char * array elements, not the individual
bytes in the strings themselves.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-18 18:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-17 13:14 Tom de Vries
2021-03-17 13:18 ` Jakub Jelinek
2021-03-17 13:37   ` Tom de Vries
2021-03-17 17:28     ` Jakub Jelinek
2021-03-18 10:30       ` Tom de Vries
2021-03-18 18:52         ` Florian Weimer [this message]
2021-03-19 16:43           ` [committed] Change files var in main to char ** Tom de Vries

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