char *lbasename(const char *) VS const char *lbasename() ...

Andrew Cagney
Tue Jun 12 12:47:00 GMT 2001


libiberty recently added the function:

	char *lbasename (const char *name);

with semantics roughly equivalent to:

	return (char *) name;

I'm thinking (serious :-) of sending a patch to the maintainers (GCC 
list) asking that it changed to:

	const char *lbasename (const char *name);

so that the fact that the string was constant isn't lost across the call 
(If you're wondering, GDB will (once I've committed a recently posted 
patch) compile with -Werror against either function).

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions before I try and do this :-)


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