C Language Identifier Scope File Scope


Example

#include <stdio.h>

/* The identifier, foo, is declared outside all blocks.
   It can be used anywhere after the declaration until the end of 
   the translation unit. */
static int foo;

void test_function(void)
{
    foo += 2;
}

int main(void)
{
    foo = 1;

    test_function();
    printf("%d\r\n", foo); //foo = 3;

    return 0;
}