Bug (?) in sprintf family?

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill@oarcorp.com
Tue Apr 15 20:01:00 GMT 2008

Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 15:36 -0400, Jeff Johnston wrote:
>> Please try the attached patch.  It disconnects the sprintf and sscanf
>> family of functions from bringing in all the I/O stuff.  This is
>> especially useful since tzset drags in sscanf.
>> If I missed something, let me know.
>> -- Jeff J.
> Jeff:
> Since the separation of sprintf/scanf from the I/O stuff isn't part of
> the C library specification, this patch doesn't really do me any good.
> In fact, I'ld prefer that it not be applied. Had this patch already been
> applied when I started, it would have had the effect of obscuring a bug.
If the specification doesn't require them to be connected,
then this looks like a good thing to me.  In the RTEMS world,
we have been pushing our minimum code space number down
and this looks like a legitimate idea for reducing the
automatic baggage.
> shap

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