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How Variable Argument Lists Work in C

Variable argument lists are very arcane in the world of C. You’ll see them expressed in function signatures as … at the end of the parameter list, but you may not understand how they work or what they do.

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Describing the MSVC ABI for Structure Return Types

An ABI is an “application binary interface”, which is basically a contract between pieces of executable code on how to behave. The ABI dictates things like how parameters are passed, where return values go, how to create and destroy stack … Continue reading

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The Importance of Calling Conventions

Calling conventions are something you generally don’t have to worry about as a programmer because the compiler usually takes care of everything for you. But when you start interacting with code outside of your control (such as shared libraries), calling … Continue reading

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