[libdispatch-dev] Solaris portability, patch for internal.h, include strings.h for bzero in queue.c

Jean-Daniel Dupas devlists at shadowlab.org
Mon Nov 9 06:53:33 PST 2009


I'm with Paolo on this point.

Unlike memset which is now a macro optimized to use __builtin  
functions when possible (on Darwin), bzero remain a simple function  
and is not available everywhere.


Le 9 nov. 2009 à 14:32, Joakim Johansson a écrit :

> Ok, it was available on OS X as well and seems to be part of POSIX  
> according to the OS X man page?
>
> -----
> HISTORY
>     A bzero() function appeared in 4.3BSD.  Its prototype existed  
> previously in <string.h> before it was
>     moved to <strings.h> for IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'')  
> compliance.
> -----
>
> Joakim
>
>
> On 9 nov 2009, at 14.16, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 14:01, Joakim Johansson <jocke at tbricks.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> bzero() is used in queue.c and is available from strings.h, needs  
>>> an include
>>> for it.
>>
>> Probably better to use memset instead.  bzero is on its way to  
>> obsoletion.
>>
>> Also, strings.h is SVR-ism and is not available on many platforms.
>>
>> Paolo
>
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