need C help, passing char buffer by-value....
kline at thought.org
Mon Oct 19 05:16:07 UTC 2009
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 05:43:44AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:23:43 -0500, David Kelly <dkelly at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> > When not using a count to indicate how much data is in a char* you
> > should always test for null. Testing for null is not a sure fire way
> > to prevent buffer over runs but its better than nothing.
> There are means like
> #include <assert.h>
> to make sure s is not NULL, or testing for it explicitely like
> ... error handling here ...
> is possible. Furthermore, it is a proven way to give a length
> argument along with the (char *) argument, such as the "new"
> l-functions for strings, e. g. strlcat() and strlcpy(), do.
> char *skiptags(char *s, int l);
> You can even double-check for l begin != 0. Or you employ a
> test with strlen() function-internally.
right; i will add error checking once i've got things working.
but i think i meant to say that i was calling by-reference, sing
fgets was reading the file from a
or whatever. so, given this, shouldn't i need to step past some N bytes of
i'll experiement and see, again, but in my one compile that worked, by-value,
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