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Re: strtoul(-1) discussion
- From: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: Fabrice Bauzac <libnoon at gmail dot com>
- Cc: libc-help at sourceware dot org, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat dot com>
- Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 12:49:24 -0400
- Subject: Re: strtoul(-1) discussion
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On 05/19/2013 02:23 PM, Fabrice Bauzac wrote:
> According to some discussion on the austin-group mailing list, it
> hopefully seems that the glibc's implementation is correct wrt POSIX.
> Therefore the patch I have sent earlier should not be included.
> However, it might be a good idea to document that strtoul is unable to
> distinguish "-1" from "4294967295", and recommend to use the signed
> variant strtol or to manually check the presence of the minus sign.
> I'll follow the austin group discussion around it, and if it is
> confirmed I'll try to post a patch.
Thanks for follow up with the Austin Group!