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Re: [v3] Fix stringbuf handling of NUL characters

On Sat, Jul 14, 2001 at 02:49:39AM +0200, Carlo Wood wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 04:24:23PM -0400, Phil Edwards wrote:
> > But that's not c_str()'s fault.  Both c_str() and data() simply return a
> > pointer to the character string.  A second NUL character (which will never
> > be seen) won't make any difference.
> > 
> > It's just occurred to me that we may be talking about different things
> > anyhow.  :-)
> It irrelevant for the patch anyway, you should use data() if only because
> it is faster.

Yep, I believe I said exactly that a few days ago.  :-)

As an aside, I looked through the stringbuf/stringstream code for other
instances of c_str(), and there are none.  In fact, we use surprisingly
few member functions of basic_string, which I consider to be a good thing.


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