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When you write a program, for example:

const int value = 5 // note, this what we write in C or C++
                    // to declare a constant variable

Does the computer use ROM as storage to place this data when you run your program? I've only heard that it the RAM that is always used. but what data does ROM stores in it?

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In PCs, the only "ROM" is probably the BIOS chip -- and even that is rewritable these days. –  grawity Sep 29 '11 at 11:51

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