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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "mod_status.c doesn't compile" on SunOS 4.x
Date Tue, 23 Apr 1996 15:21:44 GMT
Robert S. Thau wrote:
>   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.

Well, grrrk!

OK, so what is the char * that sprintf returns when it is broken?



> rst

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