strong/weak typing and pointers

Diez B. Roggisch deetsNOSPAM at web.de
Tue Nov 2 18:07:49 CET 2004


>>Where do you get that idea from? Modern compilers are aware of printf,
>>and have special type-checking rules built into them that verify
>>that you pass the right number and types of arguments for the format
>>string. And thats totally static, as it is done at compiletime!
> 
> The format string has to be static?  That's news to me.

No, but if it is, the compiler can perform type checking:

http://www.ugrad.physics.mcgill.ca/reference/Gcc/gcc_4.html#SEC84

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Regards,

Diez B. Roggisch



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