[RFC] Proper initialization of class members and variables

Christian Ehrlicher Ch.Ehrlicher at gmx.de
Sat Nov 19 10:11:25 GMT 2005


I get a lot of trouble because of unitialised variables when using msvc.
This is because gcc seems to auto-initialize all vars with '0' but msvc
does not (in debug it fills all with 0xcd).
My question is if autoinitialization is a c++-standard (and msvc ignores
it) or if this is a gcc feature.
If this is a gcc feature, you should avoid it and initialize all
variables before use because you never know how other compilers
initialize the memory (and imho it's not a good coding style to not
initialize variables before use).

I've attached a small patch to fix this for

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