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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: sscanf("-1", "%d", &i) fails, returns 0
On Sun, 10 Nov 2002, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:

| "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org> writes:
|
| >+ digit = *str;
| >+ if (is_sign && digit == '-')
| >+ digit = *(str + 1);
|
| If signed is not allowed and you get a "-", you're in an error case
| again...

Yes, and a 0 value is returned.
IOW, asking for an unsigned number (in the format string)
and getting "-123" does return 0.

What should it do?
This function can't return -EINPUTERROR or -EILSEQ.
(since it's after feature-freeze :)
And the original problem was that a leading '-' sign on a
signed number (!) caused a return of 0. At least that is fixed.

So now the problem (?) is that a '-' sign on an unsigned number
returns 0. We can always add a big printk() there that
something is foul. Other ideas?

--
~Randy

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