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The C language specification describes an abstract computer, not a real one – The Old New Thing – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

The Wiert Corner – Interesting read: The C language specification describes an abstract computer, not a real one – The Old New Thing – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. In other words: any language that merges null behaviour in the underlying storage will have a problem somwehere. So if you want to have true nullable types, your null flag should be stored outside the underlying storage. The .NET framework 2 and up, most database management systems and many other environment support that. But most languages don’t support it for pointer types. So there will be portions of address spaces either ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 2014-04-09 07:00

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