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Re: using the interfaces in ctype.h
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 01:36:33PM -0400, Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc. wrote:
> Huh? In NetBSD both (_ctype_+1)[-1]==0 and (_ctype_+1)[0xff]==0 so what's
> to be distinguished?!?!?!?
Depending on LC_CTYPE it is. E.g. for latin1 255 is "LATIN SMALL LETTER
Y WITH DIAERESIS", so e.g. islower would be true.
> Furthermore how's that any different than suggesting that the caller cast
> the parameter with "(unsigned char)" or "(int)(unsigned char)"? The cast
> still causes the passed value to be effectively masked with 0xFF and so
> even if the implementation did want to distinguish a character of 0xFF from
> the value of EOF it could not.
The caller can know if EOF is valid at that moment or not.
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