swab() in string.h

Alexandre Oliva aoliva@redhat.com
Wed Aug 30 10:56:00 GMT 2000

On Aug 30, 2000, Geoffrey Keating <geoffk@thief.cygnus.com> wrote:

> Having swab() in string.h [...]

> Oh, and the doc is certainly wrong.  No-one should be expecting it in
> string.h, even if it's there.  The Solaris, AIX, and HPUX manual pages
> all say <unistd.h>.

The man-pages in Red Hat Linux 6.2 say:

SWAB(3)             Linux Programmer's Manual             SWAB(3)

       swab - swap adjacent bytes

       #include <string.h>

       void swab(const void *from, void *to, size_t n);

That was the reason why I added the prototype to string.h.  Sorry for
not having checked it as thoroughly as you did :-)

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