Re: spurious characters appearing in messages

James Vahn (
Sun, 29 Jun 1997 17:09:44 -0700 (PDT)

I've been noticing odd characters appearing in messages gated via ifmail.

This is a clip from c_echo, the characters in the left column:

In C, memory is typically divided into 3 spaces, stack, heap, and data. All
žautomatic variables - i.e. those declared within functions and *not* declared
žstatic - are stored on the stack. These are the ones lost between function
žcalls. Moreover, functions using automatic variables can be re-entrant because
žeach call to the function reserves a different area of the stack for its local
žvariables. Automatic variables also always contain garbage unless explicitly

Any ideas?

I suspect the results rather apparent (as quoted-printable) here..?