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Re: proposed getitimer and setitimer functions

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: proposed getitimer and setitimer functions
Date: 29 Jul 2001 16:32:39 -0500
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(Another message that postdrop dropped on 09 Jul 2001 11:27:14 -0500.
 Resending now.)

Martin Grabmueller <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a comment about the code above.  You are passing NULL to
> scm_num2long because you checked with SCM_VALIDATE_NUMBER before.
> This is not correct, because SCM_VALIDATE_NUMBER allows inexact
> numbers and bignums.  scm_num2long will throw an out-of-range error
> when given an inexact number or one that does not fit into a long
> variable, thus passing NULL as the caller's name to scm_out_of_range.
> I don't know what happens when NULL is given as a function name, but I
> suppose it will be at least less informative than passing FUNC_NAME.

Is there any documentation for the VALIDATE functions anywhere?  It
looks like SCM_VALIDATE_LONG_COPY does what I want, but I wanted to be


Rob Browning
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