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foo in itself is just fine, as the storage duration of string literals is for the lifetime of the program.

The use of foo in main however, is not fine. It tries to assign a pointer-to-const-char to a pointer-to-char, which is not legal. The other way around would be fine, assigning from pointer-to-char to pointer-to-const-char.

You may be confused by the legacy rules that you may assign a string literal to a pointer-to-char assuming you do not attempt to modify the contents of the literal, due to APIs from the days where there were no const.

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