Re: Variable Length Array Implementation in C (Ralph Corderoy)
30 Nov 2000 12:09:01 -0500

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From: (Ralph Corderoy)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 30 Nov 2000 12:09:01 -0500
Organization: InputPlus Ltd.
References: 00-11-150
Keywords: C
Posted-Date: 30 Nov 2000 12:09:01 EST


> Can someone provide references to papers/WWW links that discuss
> implementation of variable length arrays in C?
> > [There were several articles on this in the JCLT. As I recall,
> > there aren't any issues in VLA implementation that didn't come up
> > 40 years ago in Algol 60, although there was a lot of discussion
> > about how to fit them into the language. -John]

A good one, that did appear in the _Journal of C Language Translation_,
is by Dennis Ritchie. It's available from his Bell Labs page.

Look for `Variable-size Arrays in C'.

Ralph Corderoy.

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