Subject: Re: What information belongs into man pages?
To: Roland Illig <rillig@NetBSD.org>
From: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/19/2006 09:01:19
Now the questions are:
- What target audience do we have for the man pages?
- C language lawyers (in that case it wouldn't be necessary)
- Casual C programmers (who may find the information useful)
- Beginners (to whom the information is essential)
- Do we want to provide such programmer-friendly documentation that
tries to prevent bugs, increasing the code quality?
perhaps, but if man pages become too large, they become less useful.
- Or are the man pages just references, and we don't care much about
I think we care, but the current one isn't wrong.
In this case, the existing man page has a CAVEAT which could be
improved, but I'd be terser
The argument to isspace() must be EOF or a valid value for an
unsigned char; otherwise, the result is undefined. Thus, it is
incorrect to pass a (signed) char as the argument.
Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
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