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    SubjectRe: memparse(), simple_strtoul() prototypes...
    Francis Moreau wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I must miss something...
    >
    > Looking at these prototypes
    >
    > unsigned long simple_strtoul(const char *cp, char **endp,unsigned int base)
    > unsigned long long memparse (char *ptr, char **retptr)
    >
    > I'm really wondering why not all parameters are not all 'const'. None
    > of these functions modify any pointer containts. And simple_strtoul()
    > ends up doing sometghing like:
    >
    > if (endp)
    > *endp = (char *)cp;
    >
    > Could anyone shed some light ?

    The C standard behaves like that, too, mostly because C doesn't have a
    way to say "X is const iff Y is const" (unlike C++, btw.)

    -hpa
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