some unusual errors

Fergus Henderson
Mon Sep 21 22:08:00 GMT 1998

On 21-Sep-1998, David Young <> wrote:
> > isspace() takes an int whose value must be in the range 0 to
> > ...
> > it should be casting the parameter to int so it will ...
> ACK!
> Doesn't the ANSI isspace() prototype definition take type char ?

No, I'm afraid not.  It takes an int, which should be either
an unsigned char cast to int, or EOF.

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