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From Paul Richards <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "mod_status.c doesn't compile" on SunOS 4.x
Date Tue, 23 Apr 1996 16:00:22 GMT
In reply to Robert S. Thau who said
>   sprintf() should not be char *. It should be int. At least, that's what my
>   man pages say (and always have done). According to my man page, every major
>   standard agrees with this!
> ... and at least one widely used system (SunOS) is in violation of those
> standards, and likely to remain so, as the manufacturer continues to believe
> after a decade of trying that if they just hold their breath and stamp their
> feet hard enough, it will go away.  So, we have to hold our noses and deal
> with it.

Umm, to be fair (and I'm not inclined to be to Sun) in Solaris 2.5
sprintf returns an int. There's not much they can do about their previous
releases now.

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