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Re: constify dirname/basename [was: CVS commit: src]

der Mouse wrote:-

> > SUSv3 says that both functions "may modify the string pointed to by
> > path" (the argument to those functions).  While our implementations
> > don't do that, are we OK by the standards to now declare those
> > functions as having a const argument?
> I can't see why not.

It means user-space code redclaring the function will now get
an incompatible redclaration error.

From my understanding we cannot do this whilst retaining conformance
to a spec; the prototype has to be compatible.


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