is it a bug or am I dumb

Nathan Sidwell nathan@codesourcery.com
Sun Oct 13 11:37:00 GMT 2002


John wrote:
> I am not sure if this is a bug or not, but, it is driving me crazy!
It is a fault in your code.

> ctest.c:23: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
what is being assigned to? how can the assigned type have an integral
type?

 >         if ( p = (char *) malloc( strlen( test_string ) + 1 ) != NULL )
what does your debugger tell the value of p is after this statement?
enlightenment should follow.


> I have come to expect from the compilers I use on SCO Unix. I copied that
> syntax from the book "The C Programming Language" by K & R.
No, you haven't :)

this is a C problem, not gcc.

nathan

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