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Re: initstate/setstate

On May 11 20:48, Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
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> Apparently cygwin has exported initstate and setstate for over ten years
> (see winsup/cygwin/ChangeLog-1997), but I can't find a header definition
> for it in 1.5.25-11.  POSIX requires these to be declared in <stdlib.h>.

stdlib.h is a newlib file.  You could just send a patch to the newlib
mailing list.

> Also, the signatures seem to differ slightly.  winsup/cygwin/
> declares these as:
> char *initstate(unsigned long seed, char *arg_state, long n);	
> char *setstate(char *state);
> but POSIX requires:
> char *initstate(unsigned seed, char *state, size_t size);
> char *setstate(const char *state);
> Could someone please clarify?

I'll align the Cygwin functions with POSIX.

Thanks for the report,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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