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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: const qualifier violation in regex.c:re_comp()


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: const qualifier violation in regex.c:re_comp()
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 21:25:27 -0400
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Martin Neitzel wrote:

>Gruezi Bruno et al.,
>
>I was on a vacation trip, sory getting back so late.
>
>Your analysis is absolutely correct.  I compiled the code using
>--disable-nls and the original error message was:
>
>cfe: Warning 709: regex.c, line 7915: Incompatible pointer type
assignment
>        return ((const char *) ("No previous regular expression")) ;
>        ^
>
>(With the declared return type of the function being "char *", and the
>compiler showing the expanded gettext macro.)
>
>I opted for the gettext_noop variation because it amounted to the same
>overall effect (I now see just under --disable-nls) and because it
>seemed to me to be in line with other places where gettext_noop is
>used.  I actually considered the (char *) cast myself, and if you
>prefer it, I certainly won't complain.


I prefer to avoid typecasting whenever possible, because, otherwise,
what is the point of a compiler with type checking?

Anyhow, whoever makes a decision and updates GNULIB, please drop me a
line so I may update CVS.

Cheers,

Derek

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