A declaration can include type qualifiers to advise the compiler
about how the variable will be used. There are three different
pertain to different issues, so you can use more than one together.
const volatile describes a value that the
program is not allowed to change, but might have a different value
each time the program examines it. (This might perhaps be a special
hardware register, or part of shared memory.)
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|• const||Variables whose values don’t change.|
|• volatile||Variables whose values may be accessed or changed outside of the control of this program.|
|• restrict Pointers||Restricted pointers for code optimization.|
|• restrict Pointer Example||Example of how that works.|