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A small C puzzler

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2010-12-02, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Hamburg

A small C puzzler

This Lightning Talk was held at the KunterBuntesSeminar organized by computer science students at the University of Hamburg.

In these slightly more than five minutes I showed a small snippet of C code, explained referencing and dereferencing operators as well as macros, and posed a tricky question about a bit of C code that combines those concepts in a particular way. I then proceeded to explain the compiler behaviour that caught my fellow students by surprise by looking at the 99 ISO standard.

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