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Re: Weirdness in comm(1)

On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 02:35:53 +0700
Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost> wrote:
> You changed the behaviour in the case of over-long lines, but
> arguably to a more rational failure (or weirdness) mode than the current
> comm, so that's probably OK (the man page says nothing about a max line
> length, I have no idea if posix does or not).   To change back, make
> getnextln() a wrapper around fgets() that removes the final \n if it
> is there, rather than a fgetc() loop, but I think it is better as you have it
> (of course, better still would be to remove the limit, but that's not
> nearly so easy.)

I have code ( that does
this.  Be gentle.  That code is older than some of the people I work
with.  :-)
> I'd  use a tab, rather than spaces, before the local var declarations
> in the new getnextln() function, to be consistent with the rest of
> what is in the source.

Yes and I also changed another line to have consistient braceage.  I
also used size_t instead of int for the line length.

> Aside from that, the fix is clearly correct, so I'm not sure there's
> any need to wait.

I made the changes pretty late at night so I wanted to look at it again
in the light of day.  :-)

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>

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