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RE: [cdt-dev] Constant global variables in C++

Hi Tom,
The c++-standard defines the static 'storage-class-specifiers' as a piece of grammar (7.1.1). IVariable.isStatic() tells you whether a static storage-class-specifier has been used for the declaration of the variable.
What Microsoft refers to is defined as internal vs. external linkage of a name. And indeed constant global variables
have internal linkage (
Note, that there is also a notion of static storage duration (3.7), which is something different.

From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Longridge
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 5:49 PM
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Subject: [cdt-dev] Constant global variables in C++
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Hi all,


Is it correct to say that constant global variables in C++ have static storage class? (This is suggested here:


If so, should IVariable.isStatic() return true for such a binding? This does not seem to be the case at the moment.


Many thanks,


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