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Old 02-05-2006, 01:50 AM   #1
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function defn inside a function in C...!!!

hi all
i wrote a small program like ths

#include <stdio.h>
int fun()
printf("Inside fun");
int fun1()

Under gcc it compiled successfully and outwas
Inside fun

How this is possible??

thanks in advance

Old 02-05-2006, 02:08 AM   #2
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It works with "-pedantic"...

Hi -

I'm surprised it accepted it, too. Maybe there's a legitimate reason, maybe it's just a bug. I don't know.

Nevertheless, it's generally a good idea to make a habit of using the "-pedantic" and "-Wall" compiler switches. Your test is a good example of why:
gcc -pedantic -Wall -g -o x x.c
x.c: In function `fun':
x.c:5: warning: control reaches end of non-void function
x.c: In function `main':
x.c:11: warning: ISO C forbids nested functions
x.c: In function `fun1':
x.c:13: warning: control reaches end of non-void function
x.c: In function `main':
x.c:14: warning: control reaches end of non-void function


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