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Old January 10th, 2009, 01:52 AM
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Yes, I clearly need to concede that point. I *did* use the word "initializes" in my answer, and I should have stuck to that instead of incorrectly using "defined." My real point was only that you can't count on the data having any usable value until you initialize it. (You may or may not be surprised by the number of newbies who don't tumble to that; they seem to assume that it magically has the value they want.)

Sorry about that. 40 lashes with a wet compiler manual for me.