Karel Zak wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2004 at 11:45:18PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > Karel, do you plan to use pstrndup for some purpose?  I assume so.
> 
>  I   think    PostgreSQL   should   supports   basic    operation   with
>  allocation/strings if  it's open for  users' C functions and  we expect
>  our own memory system usage.
> 
> > I am not familiar with strndup.  If the spec is like strncpy, I would
> > vote against including it ... strncpy is so broken that we had to invent
> > our own variant ...
> 
>  POSIX strncpy()  is different,  a result from  strncpy needn't  be zero
>  terminated. You're right it's horrible function.
>  
>  The result of  strndup() is always zero terminated. It's  more safe and
>  strndup() is  binary safe because  it doesn't check something  in input
>  string. The pstrndup() is based on PostgreSQL memory managment.

Can you find places to use this function our backend?  Seems that should
be part of the patch.

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