On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 06:50:47PM +0000, Robert Elz wrote: > Modified Files: > src/lib/libc/string: strerror.3 > > Log Message: > Delete the BUGS paragraph about the "missing" const qualifier for the > result type of strerror() (and strerror_l()). While that once should > really have been present, when strerror() was invented, there was no > "const" qualifier in C to apply, and now the way the code is writtem > (really needs to be because of NLS support) the const is no longer > really appropriate. > > Applications still shouldn't attempt to modify the result however.
I don't agree -- because applications shouldn't attempt to modify the result, it should be const. What it points to internally doesn't matter... -- David A. Holland dholl...@netbsd.org