Agnius Vasiliauskas Agnius Vasiliauskas - 1 year ago 106
C Question

Use of null statement in C

What are typical uses of null statement

;

in C ?


(I know that it is basically used to skip expression where it is expected by the compiler, but here I'm interested only in real-world examples of such use cases...)

Thanks

Answer Source

It's typically the side-effect of a code block that was stripped by the preprocessor, like

#if DEBUG
    #define ASSERT(_x) Assert(_x)
#else
    #define ASSERT(_x)
#endif


ASSERT(test);    // Results in null statement in non-debug builds

That, or in loops where your condition already contains whatever needs to be done in each iteration.