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Re: dirname(3) used on its own results?
Edgar =?iso-8859-1?B?RnXf?= wrote:
> > or are we restricted by some standard from having dirname(3)
> > be able to be called on the results of a previous dirname(3) call
> Not exactly restricted from, but
> This is not strictly a bug; it is explicitly allowed by
> IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
> > in which case we should document this in the manpage?
> The dirname() function returns a pointer to static storage
> that may be overwritten by subsequent calls to dirname().
I agree with that part of the manpage. But there's nothing in that
bit that implies (to me!) "You can't subsequently call dirname(3) on
the results of a previous call to dirname(3)".
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