Subject: Re: ctype "(int)" casting (Re: pkg_select upgrade)
To: Martin S. Weber <Ephaeton@gmx.net>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/17/2005 10:01:56
On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 09:47:45AM +0100, Martin S. Weber wrote:
> But this is a compile time issue, and as it stands you cannot compile a
> standard compliant iso c program under NetBSD with -Werror, because it
> will fail in a place where it must not fail.
This error message is usefull, as the "standards compliant program" will
very, very likely cause a runtime bug.
> "C" says, "promote and shut up"
But you need to promote via unsigned char, and we can't change the
signature of the functions to take an unsigned char.