Subject: Re: lib/19638: isalpha (3) bug
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/03/2003 18:05:38
On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 05:00:52PM -0800, Mike Cheponis wrote:

 > And, to make my point, sending 12498454 to islpha works on FreeBSD and BSDI,
 > giving the correct result (0).

It is only correct in the sense that the behavior of isalpha() is undefined
under the circumstances.  NetBSD also gives the correct result by crashing,
because by defintion, since the behavior is undefined, anything is correct.

 > 2) Other respected implementations do this.

And yet other respected implementations have the same behavior we have.
What's your point?

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>