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Re: Why does this happen ??


On Nov 29, 2000, "Koundinya.K" <kk@ddeorg.soft.net> wrote:

>         char    *s="Hello World";

> When I compile this code with gcc, the resulting binary seg 
> faults.

GCC places string literals in read-only sections, unless you compile
with -fwritable-strings.  If you had written `static char s[]="..."',
it wouldn't have crashed, because then s's storage would be the
string's storage, and it would be placed in read&write memory.

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