My compiler gave Beppe's error message when I modified my program like this:

void funct(char *dest, const char *srce, const size_t count)
{                                                           
  while(count-- != 0)                                       
  {                                                         
    *dest++ = 256 - (*srce++) ;                             
  }                                                         
}                                                           

Don't you think, that as the calling function is declared as static, and count 
variable is defined there, compiler did some wrong assumptions?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Crothers [mailto:bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 7:07 PM
> To: 'C programming iSeries / AS400'
> Subject: RE: [C400-L] Ebcdic2ascii
> 
> 
> It is also a good practice to have the variable on the right and the
> constant on the left.  That way the compiler will catch the 
> mistake of:
> 
> while (x = 0)
> 
> Eg: Single equal sign is an assignment statement...usually 
> what is desired
> is a == for " while x equals 0".
> 
> Bob
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: c400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:c400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Hall, Philip
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 11:01 AM
> > To: C programming iSeries / AS400
> > Subject: RE: [C400-L] Ebcdic2ascii
> > 
> > 
> > >      0    283        |         while (count-- != 0)  á
> > 
> > I know this might seem simplistic, but have you tried changing the
> > position of the variables?  i.e using while( 0 != count-- )
> > 
> > Perhaps the compiler is doing some (arguably, 'smart') 
> manipulation of the
> > storage class of the left-hand side variable in an attempt 
> to stream line
> > the code, which in turn makes the left-hand variable no longer a
> > modifiable variable - which *is* a bug if it turns out to 
> be the case.
> > 
> > --phil
> > 
> > 
> > 
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