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On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
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>> Why would changing to array notation change the mergability of these
>> symbols? I have seen gcc guessing that a static array is constant
>> (without the const declaration) so it can optimize more (which I guess
>> also means removing duplicates).
> Ah, I didn't know that. Does it mean that the compiler will emit the same
> address to static variables in different modules? That's weird, but I guess
> allowed by the standard...

What about if it wasn't static.. only the linker could know another
module wasn't using it, I'd think, and I doubt it would
be smart enough to know. Or, you could strcpy the value in during the
init, maybe.