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I would like to know what is the differnce, in memory allocation and performance considerration, if I define, in the global section, a fuinction as a static or not static.
I am not going to use this function from other source file.

I am using VC++/6 and NT4/SVR

Thanks,
Alon
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Defining a function as static only hides the function inside
the module (it can be called (linked to) from another module).

It has NO other affects, including mem or performance.

C overloads the use of static inside functions to declare
the data as global rather than the stack. but this is specific
to data.
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