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Re: terminology: zero character vs. null character


On Fri, 10 Mar 2017, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
>> I am currently translating GCC into German. During that, I noticed that
>> in some places the term "zero character" means '\0'. The official term
>> though is "null character", as per the C standard.
> I don't see anything explicit here: https://gcc.gnu.org/codingconventions.html
> But I believe we follow standards' language and it should always be "null
> character".

Agreed.

Joseph, do you also agree (and with the patch below to document this)?

Gerald

Index: codingconventions.html
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RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/codingconventions.html,v
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diff -u -r1.79 codingconventions.html
--- codingconventions.html	1 Mar 2017 12:53:57 -0000	1.79
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@@ -439,6 +439,11 @@
     <td></td>
   </tr>
   <tr>
+    <td>"null character"</td>
+    <td>"zero character"</td>
+    <td></td>
+  </tr>
+  <tr>
     <td>"Objective-C"</td>
     <td>"Objective C"</td>
   </tr>

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