• Subject: DS fields
  • From: Mark Lazarus <mlazarus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 21:26:21

Ken, Doug,

At 05:58 PM 7/12/99 -0700, you wrote:

>A subfield is not a pointer to a memory location, it's an actual chunk
>of memory.  The data structure itself is a big chunk of memory and
>each of the subfields are chunks of memory within the big chunk.
>That's why when you change one field in a data structure it changes
>the value of any fields that overlap.  And that's why you can't have
>subfields in two different data structures that reference the same
>location in memory.

 Then why can you have an input field coming from files?

 -mark

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