Re: OO versus RDB

From: Gene Wirchenko <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 14:02:38 -0700
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On 9 Jul 2006 16:47:40 -0700, "Tony D" <> wrote:


>Aside from 'printf("hello, world\n")' being a procedure call rather
>than a function (that a value is left lying in a register was, at least
>initially, just a happy (or otherwise) accident of the way C was
>implemented), if we assumed that the return value of printf() was some
>integer, then the emergence of text on an output device would be
>considered a side effect of obtaining the return value.

     The return value of printf() *is* an int. That is that way it is defined.



Gene Wirchenko Received on Mon Jul 10 2006 - 23:02:38 CEST

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