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Mike Ngo
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Joined: Oct 16, 2006
Posts: 89
Does anyone know why line 2 is OK?

1) int x = 0;
2) if (false) { x=1; } // OK
3) while (false) { x=2; } // error - unreachable code
Henry Wong
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It is actually mentioned in the specification. The reason it is okay is to allow for conditional code... like ...



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