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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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Gary R. Wheeler4-May-22 5:35
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Randor 4-May-22 10:44
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Greg Utas wrote:
type char[1], but which will actually be indexed from 0 to Length - 1
My instincts are telling me that it's a placeholder for variable-length data.

With MSVC you cannot use a zero-length array unless the following conditions are true:
1.) It must be the last field in the union or struct.
2.) Option /Za must be enabled.
3.) Option /permissive- must be unset/disabled

Or you can just do char[1] Big Grin | :-D
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