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       empty_string - Universal string NULL terminator. Allegro game programming library.


       #include <allegro.h>

       extern char empty_string[];


       You  can't  just rely on "" to be a valid empty string in any encoding format. This global
       buffer contains a number of consecutive zeros, so it will  be  a  valid  empty  string  no
       matter whether the program is running in ASCII, Unicode, or UTF-8 mode.