Re: problem with autowiz.c

From: Daniel A. Koepke (
Date: 12/30/99

On Thu, 30 Dec 1999, Warren Robbins wrote:

> Without looking in the man pages, I'm going to jump to the conclusion
> that strlen() returns an unsigned integer, because there is no string
> of negative length[1].

Specifically, strlen() returns a value of type size_t, which is unsigned.

> [2] - It may be fractions of fractions of a second quicker, I suppose,
> but it may have made it more difficult for you to debug, so you've
> lost more time now than you gained by having a quicker operation.

Most optimizing compilers, GCC included, will automatically perform this
optimization for you.  There's no need for it in most situations.


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