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Bug 19486 - iconv(3) declaration does not match man page
iconv(3) declaration does not match man page
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-10-20 15:48 EDT by Jesper Skov
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Description Jesper Skov 2000-10-20 15:48:37 EDT
Man page sez it should be

       size_t iconv (iconv_t cd,
                     const char* * inbuf, size_t * inbytesleft,
                     char* * outbuf, size_t * outbytesleft);

while the iconv.h declaration is:

extern size_t iconv (iconv_t __cd, char **__restrict __inbuf,
                     size_t *__restrict __inbytesleft,
                     char **__restrict __outbuf,
                     size_t *__restrict __outbytesleft);

That is, missing const propery on inbuf. Judging from the semantics of
the function, I'd say it should be const like the man page suggests.

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2000-10-24 04:48:38 EDT
The man page is broken, the correct prototype is in glibc (and in its
texinfo documentation). The prototype has been mistakenly defined with
const char ** in the standards but that has been corrected since then.
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-10-24 14:58:59 EDT
Fixed in 1.31-2. Thanks

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