Subject: Re: lib/19638: isalpha (3) bug
To: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/03/2003 18:07:43
On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 08:30:38PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> The c argument is an int, the value of which the application shall
> ensure is representable as an unsigned char or equal to the value
> of the macro EOF. If the argument has any other value, the
> behavior is undefined.
> Pay particular and very careful attention to that last sentence. It has
> a very special meaning in the context of an IEEE POSIX standards document.
Hell, pay very close attention to the *first* sentence. It clearly
places the burden on the application writer, not the system implementor.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>