Re: RFC: String cleanup
- From: Xavier Bestel <xavier bestel free fr>
- To: Benoît Dejean <benoit placenet org>
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org, Daniel Marjamäki <daniel marjamaki comhem se>
- Subject: Re: RFC: String cleanup
- Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:49:07 +0100
On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 16:37, Benoît Dejean wrote:
> Le vendredi 16 décembre 2005 à 16:16 +0100, Xavier Bestel a écrit :
> > On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 16:11, Benoît Dejean wrote:
> > > > Changing from:
> > > > [const] char *str
> > > > to:
> > > > [const] char str
> > >
> > > Isn't that exactly the same ?
> > const char str is a string of chars (and a symbol pointing of them).
> > const char *str is a string of char and a pointer on them (and a
> > symbol).
> I don't get it. To me, it's is exactly the same, the  notation giving
> extra information that str is going to be used like an array.
> > that's one more printer in memory, and a dereferenciation.
> compile something with */ : i get exactly the same asm output
In both cases the string is sotred in .rodata, but in the * case I have
a pointer in .data (and access goes through that pointer).
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