Re: [cc65] Using pointers to arrays

From: Spiro Trikaliotis <>
Date: 2009-09-27 14:06:53
Hello Marc,

* On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 10:57:47AM +0200 Marc 'BlackJack Rintsch wrote:
> While it is possible to declare it in one step, I would prefer splitting 
> it up with a type definition.  Then it is easier to read and you don't 
> have to retype parts of the declaration when getting the size to 
> allocate.

While I prefer a typedef myself for better readability, too, I do not
take your argument for it:

> #include <stdio.h>
> #include <stdlib.h>
> typedef char* A[32];
> A *list;
> int main(void)
> {
>     list = calloc(1, sizeof(A));

Replace with

      list = calloc(1, sizeof *list);

IMHO, this is much more readable, and much more error proof (what if the
type of list changes from "A *" to "B *"?)


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               
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