n comp.lang.c Shantanu Bhattacharya < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:
The welcome message below applies to comp.lang.c. This post, however,
isn't topical in comp.lang.c++ either (unless I am grievously
mistaken). If the post is topical in c.l.b.v.m, please direct
followups there. In any case, readers of comp.lang.c would appreciate
being removed from the crosspost list. Thanks. (Followups set to
(The below welcome text was originally written by Ben Pfaff)
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