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Re: [COMMITED][v2] manual: Remove incorrect claim that qsort() can be stabilized
- From: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- To: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>, OndÅej BÃlka <neleai at seznam dot cz>
- Cc: Anders Kaseorg <andersk at MIT dot EDU>, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:24:30 +0100
- Subject: Re: [COMMITED][v2] manual: Remove incorrect claim that qsort() can be stabilized
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On 12/11/2014 06:39 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
OndÅej BÃlka wrote:
+The addresses passed to the comparison function need not correspond with
+the original location of the objects, and need not even lie within the
The last clause is incorrect. C11 and POSIX both require that the
addresses passed to the comparison function must point to elements of
the original array, and glibc qsort conforms to the standards here.
Ugh, that's a new requirement in C99, isn't it?
(Although the expressions which are required to evaluate to true do not
evaluate to false if the element lies outside the array being compared
because they are simply undefined.)
Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security