BUG in function parameter passing ??????

Charles G Waldman cgw@pgt.com
Thu Aug 27 18:31:00 GMT 1998

Mark.Koennecke@psi.ch writes:
 > int main(int argc, char *argv[])
 > {
 >   char pBuffer[132];
 >   /* why does this work? */
 >   strcpy(pBuffer,"Hello You");
 >   strtolower(pBuffer);
 >   /* but this gives a segmentation violation under Cygwin*/
 >   strtolower("Hello You");

Because the string "Hello You" is a constant, and is allocated in the
read-only segment of the executable.  The buffer pBuffer is allocated
read/write.   This is done so that storage for literal strings can be
shared between object files.

There's a compiler option to turn off this behavior.  Try adding
-fwritable-strings to your compilation flags.

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