decay

[Nuclear physics] An automatic conversion which is applied to most array-valued expressions in C; they "decay into" pointer-valued expressions pointing to the array's first element. This term is not used in the official standard for the language.

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debugging toolDECdecDEC AlphadecayDECdesignDECdnsDECheaddechunker

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