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Re: lib/41894: [dM] printw return value wrong
The following reply was made to PR lib/41894; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: der Mouse <mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost>
Subject: Re: lib/41894: [dM] printw return value wrong
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:20:22 -0400 (EDT)
In off-ticket correspnodence, someone pointed out to me that there's a
RETURN VALUES section which specifies the existing return values.
So the manpage contradicts itself, and needs updating whether or not
anything is done to the code - either the RETURN VALUES section needs
updating or the description needs to note that the return value is not
an aspect of printf's interface which is carried over to printw's.
Naturally, I'd prefer to see the printf-like behaviour, since that's
the more useful, but, if SUS specifies the less informative behaviour,
then this really is just ("just", heh) a doc-bug.
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