Basically, this is yet another meaning of
static. When you write
static preceding a function declaration, its meaning is “this function is only callable within this translation unit”.
A “translation unit” is the input which corresponds to an object file (
foo.o) as output. In C, this is usually a
foo.c file. Or more precisely, it’s the output after running the preprocessor on
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