C99 Arrays

Today, I learned that a cool “new” C feature had snuck up on me. This was added in C99, and it has apparently been integrated into Objective-C (where I stumbled across it) as well. Briefly, this sort of thing is now legal:

void quux(int x)
    char someArray[x];    // Illegal in K&R or ANSI C, ok in C99

    ...other, less interesting code...

(Previously, “x” would have had to be a constant that could be determined at compile-time.)

I guess I should pay more attention to this sort of thing.

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