I noticed a VERY small detail and it’s bugging me in the metersToFeetAndInches program (top of page 73)
I will list it here for reference sake.[code]#include <stdio.h>
void metersToFeetAndInches(double meters, unsigned int *ftPtr, double *inPtr)
// This function assumes meters in non-negative.
// Convert the number of meters into a floating-point number of feet. double rawFeet = meters * 3.281; // e.g. 2.4536 // How many complet feet as an unsigned int? unsigned int feet = (unsigned int)floor(rawFeet); // Store the number of feet at the supplied address. printf("1. - Storing %u to the address %p.\n", feet, ftPtr); *ftPtr = feet; // Calculate inches double fractionalFoot = rawFeet - feet; double inches = fractionalFoot * 12.0; // Store the number of inches at the supplied address printf("2. - Storing %.2f to the address %p.\n", inches, inPtr); *inPtr = inches;
int main(int argc, const char * argv)
double meters = 3.0;
unsigned int feet;
metersToFeetAndInches(meters, &feet, &inches); /* calls the metersToFeetAndInches fuction */ printf("%.1f meters is equal to %d feet and %.1f inches.\n", meters, feet, inches); return 0;
The answer is:[quote]1. - Storing 9 to the address 0x7fff5fbff7b4.
2. - Storing 10.12 to the address 0x7fff5fbff7a8.
3.0 meters is equal to 9 feet and 10.1 inches.[/quote]
(I numbered the 1st and 2nd printf to clarify my concern.)
We stored 9 in address 0x7fff5fbff7[color=#FF0000]b[/color]4 and 10.12 in address 0x7fff5fbff7[color=#FF0000]a[/color]8.
Yet 0x7fff5fbff7[color=#FF0000]a[/color]8 comes before 0x7fff5fbff7[color=#FF0000]b[/color]4. It is as if the compiler going from the bottom up with the memory address. I know it like a small detail but it might be significant. Is that how the compiler works?