a strange way of using variable

Hi all,

I'm a new C++ programmer, i was so surprised that this trunk of code is able to be compiled by VS C++:

int x;

x is a variable and I just wrote "x;" accidentally, i thought it would not be able to compiled but it did do. Would you tell me what was going? I tried to google but i could not find any thing valuable :(
You declared a variabel x. So, the program allocates four bytes of memory somewhere.
Then you write the statement x.

the compiler retrieves the value of x which is stored in the location that has been reserved for x in the previous step. The value itself is absolutly random since the for bytes have the value the just had prior to been allocated.

So, your line


is a statement that simply posts a value that is immediately neglected since the compoiler does not have to act on it in any way.

int main
Thanks int main, it would help me lots :)
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