Re: [Newbie][idiot] Assistance with MSVC 6.0 and the olc patch

From: George Greer (
Date: 08/07/01

On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Patrick Dughi wrote:

>> >ObCircle:
>> >
>> >With the rip buf patch that George posted a while ago, there was a
>> >shift from using sprintf to snprintf. However, this is not something
>> >that is supported by the windows systems. Have you considered making a
>> >circle version of the snprintf, similar to the way you made a circle
>> >specific strn_cpy?
>> Daniel wants to put the BSD snprintf() in a snprintf.c file to link in if
>> we don't need it. I was thinking of adding one that behaved just like
>> sprintf() if you didn't have snprintf(). Sure you won't have the
>> buffer-checking behavior of the real thing, but the buffers should be
>> sufficiently large enough anyway.  My other alternative was using libiberty
>> from the GNU project for snprintf().
>        Er..cept for the whole Diku+Circle=Incompatible with GPL issue?

I don't yet know if it's LGPL or GPL.  If it's GPL I won't use it,
obviously. It's not exactly a very independent package so I suspect it's
just GPL.

George Greer

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