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From: "Liu Xiang" <>
To: "Rasmus Villemoes" <>
Subject: Re:Re: [PATCH] lib: string: reduce unnecessary loop in strncpy
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:29:38 +0800 (CST)	[thread overview]
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At 2019-10-30 22:59:58, "Rasmus Villemoes" <> wrote:
>On 30/10/2019 15.14, Liu Xiang wrote:
>> Now in strncpy, even src[0] is 0, loop will execute count times until
>> count is 0. It is better to exit the loop immediately when *src is 0.
>Please read "man strncpy".
>There's a reason the loop is written in that somewhat convoluted way:
>The behavior of strncpy is mandated by the C standard, and if the src
>string is shorter than the destination buffer, the rest must be
>0-filled. So if we hit a nul byte before running out of count, we keep
>copying that nul byte to the rest of the destination.

Hi Rasmus,

Thanks for your explanation. I ignored the C library standard.


Liu Xiang

      reply	other threads:[~2019-10-31  2:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-30 14:14 [PATCH] lib: string: reduce unnecessary loop in strncpy Liu Xiang
2019-10-30 14:59 ` Rasmus Villemoes
2019-10-31  2:29   ` Liu Xiang [this message]

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