absolute pointer

Henry Spencer henry at utzoo.UUCP
Fri Oct 31 10:51:25 AEST 1986

> rap.c, line 310: warning: absolute pointer used
> 		if ( shmaddr EQ (char *) -1 ) {

The compiler is trying to warn you, in a somewhat cryptic way, that casting
any integer except the constant 0 into a pointer is a machine-dependent,
unportable, and dangerous operation.
				Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

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