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From: Daniel Frey (daniel.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-19 07:47:22

Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> AFAICT, the problem is not that the C library functions modify their
> arguments, its rather
> the use of pointers and fixed-sized buffers.

But they often get a pointer to a buffer which they modify and return
the success of an operation (or number of modified elements or
whatever). The basic point is that C and C++ are different languages and
that this results in different programming styles and different
expectations for the reader of a piece of code. I don't think we should
use calls to C or Pascal functions to justify the design of a C++ interface.

Regards, Daniel

Daniel Frey
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