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Re: iconv(3) prototype
In article <20080127202930.GA16259%silence.homedns.org@localhost>,
Klaus Heinz <k.heinz%janacht.kh-22.de@localhost> wrote:
>after seeing this for a long time I finally took a look at the source of
> warning: passing arg 2 of `iconv' from incompatible pointer type
>The problem derives from the fact that NetBSD provides this iconv()
> iconv(iconv_t cd, const char ** restrict src, size_t * restrict srcleft,
> char ** restrict dst, size_t * restrict dstleft);
>(according to http://opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xsh/iconv.html)
>and many (most?) programs expect this prototype
> size_t iconv(iconv_t cd, char **restrict inbuf,
> size_t *restrict inbytesleft, char **restrict outbuf,
> size_t *restrict outbytesleft);
>This was already discussed here
>There seemed to be a trend to change the prototype to the current
>standard but then the already implemented change was reverted and a
>final decision deferred until there would be input by Klaus Klein.
>It looks like this never happened.
>Should we change this or still keep our existing prototype?
I think we should just keep it. Most autoconf'ed programs deal with this
properly. and it seems that there is a trend to go back to const now:
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