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Re: variables in yyparse

From: Laurence Finston
Subject: Re: variables in yyparse
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 12:12:41 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Hans Aberg wrote:

> What is "bss"?

When I type `size 3dldf' on the Linux system I'm using, the following is
printed to `stdout':

   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
3693037    1376    6708 3701121  387981 3dldf

If I'd ever looked at this closely before, I would have noticed how small
the `bss' section is.  I once read what `bss' stands for, but I don't
remember what.  I think Stevens explains it in _Advanced Programming in
the UNIX Environment_.  In the "good old days", it contained
"uninitialized" data, i.e., data initialized to 0, as someone pointed
out recently, the stack and the heap, one of which grew upward, the other


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