Be careful of Magic behaviour due to compilers

This tip submitted by manik on 2011-10-14 07:11:41. It has been viewed 4218 times.
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Always try to define functions before using it or at least give prototype.

Else some compilers like gcc will cause different behaviour

#include 
int main()
{
  fun(); // calling with empty param
  return 0;
}
void fun(int a) 
{
  a=10;
  printf("a=%d\n",a);
}


If you compile this code using gcc, you will get surprised because it will allow the function call. So avoid using functions before they are declared.



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