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Software Engineer Interview Bucharest (Romania)

What does 'volatile' keyword mean?

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A variable declared with the volatile keyword usually has special properties related to optimization and/or threading. Generally speaking, the volatile keyword is intended to prevent the (pseudo)compiler from applying any optimizations on the code that assume values of variables cannot change "on their own."

Interview Candidate on Nov 4, 2011

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