bin/55947: printf(1) mishandles \0

Mark Valentine mark at
Fri Oct 3 18:10:12 PDT 2003

The following reply was made to PR bin/55947; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Mark Valentine <mark at>
To: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: bin/55947: printf(1) mishandles \0
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 02:08:29 +0000

 Just a note to mention I have a version of NetBSD's printf(1) locally with
 the FreeBSD fixes merged in (yes, it was a fair amount of work given that
 NetBSD revamped it quite a bit 10 years ago before they even moved to the
 4.4BSD code!), and a few more fixes of my own (some things it seems that
 nobody except David Korn gets right standards-wise, and he cheated!  ;-).
 I plan on letting the NetBSD folks look it over before I submit it here
 (and I want to do a little more work on it before that), but if anyone else
 is planning to work on this code you might want to touch base with me.
 I have detailed notes on my merge effort and if I don't run out of steam
 I'll try to bundle my test cases into a little regression test suite.
 "Tigers will do ANYTHING for a tuna fish sandwich."
 "We're kind of stupid that way."   *munch* *munch*
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