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Old 03-31-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
Disruptor
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Hellas - Crete - Heraklion
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gcc: recursive function quirk


Hi all you folks!! I'ld like to share with you the exotic piece of code following below, that I (accidentally) wrote and tripped uppon:

size_t
Vector_private__sizeofArrayCell (void)
{
Vector_private__sizeofArrayCell ();
}

Gcc doesn't complain. I think it poses an interesting (`academic') topic. Does anyone know whether gcc (3.2.2 here) rightfully:

1. Doesn't complain about the obvious infinite recursion??
and 2. Doesn't compain about the function not having a return statement to return something of `size_t'??

Any ideas/ thoughts??

Cheers,
Disruptor
 
  


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