[U-Boot-Users] Why are some global vars part of the image, and some not?

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Mon Nov 6 21:26:11 CET 2006

In message <454F7440.5030709 at freescale.com> you wrote:
> > No, this is NOT acceptable. Don't even think of it.
> I don't think refusing to think about alternatives is conducive to good 
> software engineering.

The concept of BSS for using uninitialized data (meaning: implicitely
initialized to zero) is as old as C and Unix, actualy even older than
that (from IBM 7090  times,  IIRC).  It  is  simple,  efficient,  and

I see zero reason to drop it.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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