0 & Null?

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    Well its just a general programming question. I was going through a topic in which it was clearly written that c++ prefer 0 and not NULL. I wanted to ask that if there is any solid difference btw 0 and NULL?

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    I use NULL with pointers, 0 for everything else. And also 'false' when I can, especially with booleans.

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    Re: 0 & Null?

    Originally posted by tu_user
    I wanted to ask that if there is any solid difference btw 0 and NULL?
    In C? Yes.
    In C++, No.

    In C, NULL is defined as 0 typecast to a void pointer, where-as in C++ it's literally defined as 0.

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    Okeys thankx but u answered only one part of the question. But y? c++ prefers 0 over NULL?

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    Originally posted by tu_user
    Okeys thankx but u answered only one part of the question. But y? c++ prefers 0 over NULL?
    http://www.research.att.com/~bs/bs_faq2.html#null

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