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Re: [Bug-gnulib] xstrdup.c

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] xstrdup.c
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 15:01:18 +0100
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Derek Robert Price wrote:
> Would anyone have any objections to xstrdup(NULL) returning NULL?

Yes. For the developer it's easier to remember if the 'x' stands for just
one thing: checking the memory allocation failures. xmalloc, xstrdup,
xgethostname, xgetcwd, xsetenv, etc. have this in common.

strdup(NULL) is an error, therefore xstrdup(NULL) should continue to be
banned as well.


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