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Mon Oct 27 06:11:25 PST 2003
On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 02:49:51PM +0100, Harti Brandt wrote:
> According to ISO-C NULL is a symbol that
> defines a null pointer so that:
> execl(..., NULL)
> appears to be legal, yet will probably cause failure on FreeBSD-sparc64.
No, NULL is an implementation-defined null pointer constant, not a null
pointer. The difference is that a null pointer constant is an integer
constant expression that evaluates to zero (optionally cast to void*),
and a null pointer is a null pointer constant converted to a pointer type
(which might involve changes in representation). Therefore using a bare
NULL to terminate the execl argument list is not in general legal.
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