It's funny that you first totally ignored the, what you call, "re-use" of a keyword, and only when pointed out that the "saving of a keystroke" actually breaks you come with "yeah, but you shouldn't reuse a keyword".
in reply to Re^3: Why this simple code doesn't work?
in thread Why this simple code doesn't work?
It's ever funnier that you first make a big deal about prototypes, and that you shouldn't use them, and then keep saying that the use of & circumvents them.
And that while none of them contributed a single iota to solving the problem the OP had.