Subject: Re: lib/19638: isalpha (3) bug
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/03/2003 17:03:54
On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> If you want your program to be robust, then write it that way.  Do
> not make assumptions about what the system library will or will not
> do when it crosses into the realm of "undefined behavior".

It's hard enough to write robust code in C, why have libc make it even

Again, for some reason, FreeBSD and BSDI do it in what I consider in harmony
with the Principal of Least Astonsishment.

Should we try to convince them that what they are doing is wrong?

Thanks -Mike