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CPP12 — Another issue with String_var

  • Key: CPP12-32
  • Legacy Issue Number: 3797
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Triodia Technologies Pty Ltd ( Michi Henning)
  • Summary:

    Why is it that String_var contains the following?

    operator char *();

    The mapping never passes strings as a char *. The only parameter
    passing signatures are const char * for in params, char * & for inout params,
    and String_out for out params.

    It seems that this operator is redundant?

    The only reason I can think of for it having been added are sloppy signatures
    (such as old implementations of strcpy or some such, which sometimes used
    char * instead of const char *). However, wouldn't it be better to remove
    operator char *() from String_var and force a cast for such broken function

  • Reported: CPP 1.1 — Thu, 31 Aug 2000 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CPP 1.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Remove operator char*() from class String_var.

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:38 GMT