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Re: recent argp changes

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: recent argp changes
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 09:08:50 -0700
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Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> writes:

> Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:
>> Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:
>>> you are now assuming an in-place sorting algorithm. If a libc were
>>> to implement qsort by use of mergesort (and temporary storage), such
>>> a sorting algorithm would pass you two pointers to hol_entrys in
>>> different array.
>> A minor quibble: the C standard (both C89 and C99) does not allow such
>> an implementation for qsort; it requires that the arguments to the
>> comparison function be bona fide pointers into the
>> originally-specified array.
> But even if this is true (it does seem to be implied by the
> specification in the standard, now that I've re-read it), [...]

Larry Jones points out in private mail that it is stated
explicitly in 7.20.5p2.
"...dans ce pays-ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral
 pour encourager les autres."
--Voltaire, _Candide_

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