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January 18, 2009


The things that people do to their stacks...

But I don't understand -- is the piped input from t1 really necessary? Or, is that the point?

It's part of the point—while the input from t1 in this case is obviously tendentious given how it was generated, that same input could come from anything and be, fortuitously, the address of something t2 can manipulate without segfaulting.

That is not cute. Kitties are cute.

Is stack organization part of the C/C++ language definition, or is this program's output dependent on the compiler you use?

I think it's architecture-dependent but I'm not certain of that.

So you're saying, it's like one of them thar trolley problems that you philosophers seem so fond of, but with pointers to the stack instead of people tied to the rails.

I agree with TMK, that the particular behavior may be entirely architecture dependent...

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