ANSWER IS 10.
This was asked by one of my friends. he says," it has to do something with segmentation",so the question is of couse logicaly valid..
The correct answer to the question is undefined behaviour.But if you are wondering why the result prints 10, here's a possible explanation (which seems to work for your platform):
1. Local variables are stored on the stack (int a)
2. The arguments you pass to a function are pushed to the same stack
3. Printf sees a "%d", and assumes that an integer argument is avaliable on
4. It reads an integer from the stack, and picks up the variable 'a', and prints
it Note that the above explanation seems to work on your (and perhaps many
other) platform. There is no guarantee that this will be the case with some
other compiler on some other OS. That's precisely why it is called 'undefined
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