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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 11:17:18 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: "Mark E." <snowball3 AT bigfoot DOT com>
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Subject: Re: suggestion for getenv.c
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On Sun, 8 Aug 1999, Mark E. wrote:

> *************** getenv(const char *name)
> *** 9,15 ****
>   {
>     int i;
>   
> !   if (environ == 0)
>       return 0;
>   
>     for (i=0; environ[i]; i++)
> --- 10,16 ----
>   {
>     int i;
>   
> !   if (environ == 0 || name == 0)
>       return 0;

Why should we silently ignore a NULL pointer?  If anything, we should
set errno to EFAULT.  `environ' being NULL is a valid situation, but
passing a NULL `name' is not.

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