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Re: read-file

From: Aaron Stone
Subject: Re: read-file
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 12:11:46 -0700

On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 11:18 -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
> > +  if (buf)
> > +    buf[size] = '\0';
> The file reading code returns NULL if the file was empty?  But the
> comments makes it sound like it will return xstrdup (""), and that
> would be more consistent.  You might also add a test case, to read
> from /dev/null.

If I were using a function like this, I'd expect NULL on error (and
errno set according to fopen), and an empty string if the file is empty.


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