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Re: qsort_r argument order

Hi Ho!

--- On Wed, 12/3/08, Dustin Lang <> wrote:

> Hi,


> I suppose this comment is coming too late, but I really
> wish that the qsort_r function had been done differently. 
> As far as I can tell, qsort_r is not part of any standard,
> but it exists in BSD (including Mac OSX). For some reason
> that I can't comprehend, when it was added to glibc the
> argument order was permuted.
> glibc:
> extern void qsort_r (void *__base, size_t __nmemb, size_t
> __size,
>                      __compar_d_fn_t __compar, void *__arg)
>   __nonnull ((1, 4));
> BSD:
> void qsort_r(void *base, size_t nel, size_t width, void
> *thunk,
>              int (*compar)(void *, const void *, const void
> *));
> Why?!

Exactly as you have said before, it is because qsort_r is not part of any standard.

So, the same argument can be made for BSD and Mac OSX: why they permute the parameters?

I am sure you will ask the same questions in their mailing lists if you develop your software primarily for GNU/Linux systems.


> cheers,
> dstn.

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