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Re: [PATCH] Fix compiler warnings

From: <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2003-01-21 21:12:23 CET

cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
 Karl Fogel kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net writes:
   Perhaps the bigger question is whether to somehow fix the apr_md5_*
   API to take char*'s instead? I'm sort of on the fence here. Before
   starting what will most likely be a painful discussion on dev@apr,
   I'd like to see what you guys (namely Karl since he wrote most of the
   checksum code that uses MD5) think first. What makes more sense?
  I have to admit, it makes more sense to me to fix APR. I mean, most
  callers are probably passing signed 'char *' data. If APR's md5 code
  internally needs to treat it as unsigned, for the purpose of the
  digest update algorith, it should just cast.
 I disagree. This is a collection of bytes, treated as bytes, not as
 characters. I believe APR's typing choice to be a) more accurate, and
 b) more revealing about the usage for the data. 'char *' looks like
 something that's human-readable -- these digest are not.

Why not use void * then?


Blair Zajac blair@orcaware.com
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