Peter Geoghegan <> writes:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
> <> wrote:
>> Note the last sentence. To avoid the undefined behavior, you have to pass a
>> buffer that's large enough to hold the whole result, and then truncate the
>> result.

> I was working off the glibc documentation, which says:

> "The return value is the length of the entire transformed string. This
> value is not affected by the value of size, but if it is greater or
> equal than size, it means that the transformed string did not entirely
> fit in the array to. In this case, only as much of the string as
> actually fits was stored. To get the whole transformed string, call
> strxfrm again with a bigger output array."

> It looks like this may be a glibc-ism.

Possibly worth noting is that on my RHEL6 and Fedora machines,
"man strxfrm" says the same thing as the POSIX spec.  Likewise on OS X.
I don't think we can rely on what you suggest.

                        regards, tom lane

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