Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> [ shrug... ]  The name is not going to change again.  I have never cared
>> for the practice of writing strlen("foo") as if it were a compile-time
>> constant.

> I think with gcc strlen("foo") is a compile-time constant.

Portability is exactly the root of the problem.  If you are in the habit
of doing this then you get led into unportable behaviors like
        char    localarray[strlen(foo) + 1];
which no compiler except gcc will take.  (We just had to fix exactly
that mistake in someone's patch within the last week or two.)

> What do you prefer? 

I use "3" ;-).  As long as the size calculation and the filling of the
string are immediately adjacent, the purpose of the code is clear
enough.

                        regards, tom lane

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