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    comments please...

    Code:
    [/home/kiran/new]@cat > check.c
    main()
    {
    static void f(void);
    f();
    }
    static void f(void)
    {
    printf("sdfgdasj");
    }
    [/home/kiran/new]@gcc check.c
    [/home/kiran/new]@./a.out
    i expect the above code to give compiler error bcos ...there is no point in specifying "static to a void return value"....please explanation

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranck007
    ...there is no point in specifying "static to a void return value"
    I've never heard that one before.
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    hey

    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    I've never heard that one before.
    what do u mean.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by http://tigcc.ticalc.org/doc/keywords.html
    Code:
    static void PrintCR (void) { putc ('\n'); }
    Quote Originally Posted by http://publications.gbdirect.co.uk/c_book/chapter4/linkage.html
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    static void fillup(void);
    I think these websites never heard that one either.
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    static in this context simply means that f() is not visible to any other source file in your program.

    Not so important in a single file program, but when you have lots of files, careful use of static can help a great deal in figuring out the overall structure of a program.

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