On 10/08/2010 02:40 PM, Tor Didriksen wrote:
> I suggest we remove this recommendation from the style guide:
> For example, use |bfill()| and |bzero()| instead of |memset()|.
> and that we use the standard memset() function.
> reason: bzero has a number of problems
> - bzero does not seem to be well defined, I'm getting this during
> MySQL configure on Fedora release 12
> config.log:conftest.c:247: warning: conflicting types for built-in
> function 'bzero'
> - on some platforms it is not defined
> - on some platforms it is available, but in non-standard places
> - it was deprecated by posix 9 years ago
> - it is not part of the current posix standard
> - http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55721
> where autoconf finds bzero() but the prototype is not visible when
> compiling, do the build fails
> Implementation strategy: replace bfill() and bzero() with memset(),
> merge changes into relevant trees.