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Re: [COMMITED][v2] manual: Remove incorrect claim that qsort() can be stabilized
- From: Andreas Schwab <schwab at suse dot de>
- To: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>
- Cc: OndÅej BÃlka <neleai at seznam dot cz>, Anders Kaseorg <andersk at MIT dot EDU>, Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:39:50 +0100
- Subject: Re: [COMMITED][v2] manual: Remove incorrect claim that qsort() can be stabilized
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Paul Eggert <email@example.com> writes:
> 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.
That is only true for bsearch:
"The comparison function pointed to by compar is called with two
arguments that point to the key object and to an array element, in
The description for qsort does not say that:
"The contents of the array are sorted into ascending order according
to a comparison function pointed to by compar, which is called with
two arguments that point to the objects being compared."
Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, firstname.lastname@example.org
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