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Null-Terminated Strings

Null-Terminated Strings

Posted Nov 25, 2010 13:10 UTC (Thu) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
In reply to: Null-Terminated Strings by Cyberax
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 3: Unfixable designs

I agree with him that Pascal's strings are inflexible: think about two computer communicating together one with a 32-bit CPU, one with a 64-bit CPU, if you use a word as a length, you have an issue with Pascal's strings,
but C-strings don't care..


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Null-Terminated Strings

Posted Nov 25, 2010 16:22 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

No, you haven't... (Original) Pascal "strings" were just (packed) arrays of characters of a fixed length.

/me ducks and runs for cover


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