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From jor...@apache.org
Subject cvs commit: apr/include apr_strings.h
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2004 10:43:59 GMT
jorton      2004/03/16 02:43:59

  Modified:    include  apr_strings.h
  Log:
  * include/apr_strings.h: Clarify apr_cpystrn docco and fix null/NUL
  confusion.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.37      +12 -10    apr/include/apr_strings.h
  
  Index: apr_strings.h
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apr/include/apr_strings.h,v
  retrieving revision 1.36
  retrieving revision 1.37
  diff -w -d -u -r1.36 -r1.37
  --- apr_strings.h	13 Feb 2004 09:38:28 -0000	1.36
  +++ apr_strings.h	16 Mar 2004 10:43:59 -0000	1.37
  @@ -168,23 +168,25 @@
           __attribute__((format(printf,2,3)));
   
   /**
  - * copy n characters from src to dst
  + * Copy up to dst_size characters from src to dst; does not copy
  + * past a NUL terminator in src, but always terminates dst with a NUL
  + * regardless.
    * @param dst The destination string
    * @param src The source string
    * @param dst_size The space available in dst; dst always receives
  - *                 null-termination, so if src is longer than
  + *                 NUL termination, so if src is longer than
    *                 dst_size, the actual number of characters copied is
    *                 dst_size - 1.
  - * @return The destination string, dst
  + * @return Pointer to the NUL terminator of the destination string, dst
    * @remark
    * <PRE>
  - * We re-implement this function to implement these specific changes:
  - *       1) strncpy() doesn't always null terminate and we want it to.
  - *       2) strncpy() null fills, which is bogus, esp. when copy 8byte strings
  - *          into 8k blocks.
  - *       3) Instead of returning the pointer to the beginning of the
  - *          destination string, we return a pointer to the terminating null
  - *          to allow us to check for truncation.
  + * Note the differences between this function and strncpy():
  + *  1) strncpy() doesn't always NUL terminate; apr_cpystrn() does.
  + *  2) strncpy() pads the destination string with NULs, which is often 
  + *     unnecessary; apr_cpystrn() does not.
  + *  3) strncpy() returns a pointer to the beginning of the dst string;
  + *     apr_cpystrn() returns a pointer to the NUL terminator of dst, 
  + *     to allow a check for truncation.
    * </PRE>
    */
   APR_DECLARE(char *) apr_cpystrn(char *dst, const char *src,
  
  
  

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