On Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:27:57 -0700 (PDT)
adonovan via golang-nuts <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yes, the memory representation of the zero value of any type consists
> only of zero bytes.
A nitpick, but recalling the famous comp.lang.C FAQ, I'd say the
assumption that a NULL (than is, "officially invalid") pointer consists
of zero bytes is wrong: on certain H/W arches the memory address 0 is
valid and such an "officially invalid" pointer's value may well be
different from 0.
Since the zero value of a pointer, I beleive, is defined to point to no
valid object, this rule applies to pointers.
I think that ATM Go does not support any such "weird" architecture but
still I'd be easier with stating "any type" :-)
> However, this is an implementation detail and not a consequence of
> the spec.
This is surely true, I concur.
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