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Re: Add 'const' to an API pointer?

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-11-17 23:27:39 CET

Philip Martin wrote:

>John Szakmeister <john@szakmeister.net> writes:
>
>
>
>>Julian Foad wrote:
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>>>I suppose I can't do this because it breaks binary compatibility?
>>>
>>>
>>Correct. IIRC, C-Mike, Philip Martin, and a few others discussed this
>>in the last several weeks on the list.
>>
>>
>
>My reading of the C standard is that adding const like this could
>cause undefined behaviour. That said, I know of no C implementation
>where it would cause a problem.
>
>
Hm. I expect you're saying that the architecture is allowed to use
different argument passing rules for "foo*" and "const foo*".

-- Brane

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