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Re: why cast to char* through void*

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 01:42:56PM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Jul 2, 12:30pm, ("Greg A. Woods") wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: why cast to char* through void*
> | As I said, the cast through void* is not necessary here on at least i386
> | neither for generating the correct result, nor for shutting up GCC.
> Did you try it? It breaks lint. Yes, lint is broken and should not complain
> in that case, but until it is fixed...

...the file should not be linted.  The cast through (void *) will disguise
all kinds of worse evil.

Thor Lancelot Simon                               
    "Even experienced UNIX users occasionally enter rm *.* at the UNIX
     prompt only to realize too late that they have removed the wrong
     segment of the directory structure." - Microsoft WSS whitepaper

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