Re: [dev] GSoC 2010

From: Gregor Best <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:57:19 +0100

On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 03:44:28PM +0000, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
> [...]
> Sure, but according to the spec:
> "The strlen() function shall compute the number of bytes in the string
> to which s points, not including the terminating null byte."
> strlen() should not count multi-char characters as 1 but rather return
> number of bytes. Do you disagree?
> [...]

I never read the actual docs of that function (a few glances at the
manpage aside), and if it definitely says "count the number of bytes",
fine. But intuitively, I would've thought it gives the length of a
string, as in "how many letters appear on my screen if I printf()

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    Gregor Best

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