[FoRK] 2+2=5986

Andy Armstrong < andy at hexten.net > on > Fri Aug 4 08:56:21 PDT 2006

On 4 Aug 2006, at 16:40, Corinna wrote:

> I've used Google (and Google groups) and I found no explanation.
> Why does the cover of O'Rielley's "Practical C" have "Why does 2 
> +2=5986?" on the
> cover?  What does it mean? Is there a solution to the question?  
> Does it have
> something to do with overflow, or bad pointers, or...?? Argh.

Isn't it answered in Ch16? The downloadable PDF of Ch16 suggests it  
is - although the listing in question is missing or intentionally  
blank in the PDF. I presume it's something to do with screwing up a  
printf() format string.

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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