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From: joel de guzman (isis-tech_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-30 09:58:11

From: "joel de guzman"
> From: "David Abrahams" :
> > > PS> Following Bruce Florman's suggestion, all of the global extern
> object
> > > declarations are now const declarations. Since there are no non-const
> > > operations being done on these objects (does not have data to modify
> > > in the first place), and since const objects are static by default,
> doing
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >
> > Since when? Have I missed something very significant?
> I'm glad you brought that up. I was a bit unsure about that statement.
> Short of digging into the C++ reference, would you be so kind as to
> re-phrase this statement?

How about this:

A const in C++ defaults to internal linkage. It is visible only within
the file where it is defined and cannot be seen at link time by other
translation units.

Joel de Guzman

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