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Shouldn't this be moved to BSS? --Mjbauer95 (talk) 06:49, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Well,
  • We already have a disambiguation page at BSS.
  • The proper name for this concept is "bss" or ".bss", in lower case letters (because Unix object code is case-sensitive).
So I'd prefer to not move it. Cheers, CWC 11:00, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't see any good reason either. Is there some kind of precedance? Dan, the CowMan (talk) 03:31, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Initialized to zero?[edit]

Must the .bss always be initialized to zero? The defining feature of BSS storage is that it isn't part of the code initialized with a specific value, but is uninitialized storage space to be filled in later. Re BSS= "Better Save Space", back in the 70s I remember a programmer telling me the BSS stood for "BullShit Storage" and could be uninitialized, you shouldn't trust it and always initialize your variables. See http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19205-01/819-5262/aeugh/index.html or https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-3.4.6/g77/Prefer-Automatic-Uninitialized-Variables.html, the .no_init part of http://www.nongnu.org/avr-libc/user-manual/mem_sections.html for examples of Uninitialized_variable Drf5n (talk) 01:52, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

the Richard book[edit]

Why is the Richard book being listed under References at all? --johayek (talk) 12:04, 24 February 2016 (UTC)