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In message <> you wrote:

> > The scope of a local variable is the part of the smallest chunk
> > containing its declaration which follows it.
> The manual does not bring chunks into the definition of scope.
> It says:
>    The scope of variables begins at the first statement
>    after their declaration and lasts until the end of
>    the innermost block that includes the declaration.
> Is the quoted definition equivalent to that?  Hardly.
> The "smallest chunk containing its declaration" of a variable
> is just the declaration.  The part of it that follows the
> declaration is empty.  It's useless, but it is a chunk.

Apologies. All this time I have been equating "chunk" with "block".
So is it correct to say that the scope of a local variable is the
part of its smallest enclosing block that follows it?

I had better replace "(sub)chunk" with "(sub)block" in all my
Gavin Wraith (
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