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Norton Allen
July 10, 2001 07:18
Re: This week on perl5-porters (10 June--17 June 2001)
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Simon Cozens wrote:
>    grok_number again came in handy on QNX, when Norton Allen found that
>    strtoul wasn't setting errno correctly on overflow. It's sad when we
>    have to start reimplementing people's broken C libraries, but this is
>    the price of portability.

  I agree, but I'd also like to clarify. The version of QNX I am
  working on is the relatively new QNX6 (QNX Neutrino is the OS,
  The QNX Runtime Platform (RTP) is the distribution). QNX4 has
  been supported for years now.
  I discovered the strtoul() bug and Nick jumped on it and had a
  patch to me within 24 hours. As it happens, I discovered the
  next day that this bug is fixed in version 6.1.0.

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