[PATCH 06/11] Add X*asprintf() routines to mirror common asprintf() routines
mark.kettenis at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 1 04:58:07 PST 2010
> Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:48:22 +0100
> From: walter harms <wharms at bfs.de>
> Am 30.11.2010 23:37, schrieb Dan Nicholson:
> > On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM, walter harms <wharms at bfs.de> wrote:
> >> Am 30.11.2010 05:57, schrieb Alan Coopersmith:
> >>> Provides a portable implementation of this common allocating sprintf()
> >>> API found in many, but not yet all, of the platforms we support.
> >>> If the platform provides vasprintf() we simply wrap it, otherwise we
> >>> implement it - either way callers can use it regardless of platform.
> >>> Since not all platforms guarantee to NULL out the return pointer on
> >>> failure, we don't either, and require callers to check the return
> >>> value for -1, in order to allow easier transition to asprintf() in the
> >>> future when we no longer support platforms without it.
> >> if i remember correctly gnulib has a asprintf() implementation.
> >> perhaps it is more easy to this an other code instead of implementing
> >> it again. Having that bit of compartibility would allow to support
> >> system even without asprintf() (and other interessting features).
> > I took a look at that earlier today when I saw this patch, and it
> > looks like you'd have to pull in a pile of gnulib dependencies.
> > http://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/MODULES.html#module=vasprintf
> the idea was to have POSIX in X11, and use glibc as base (or ulibc if you like).
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