"Arthur J. O'Dwyer" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:
Perhaps it's a matter of historical practice. Allowing unmodifiable
literals would have broken pre-ANSI programs that modified their
arguments. Modifying the strings in place isn't necessarily the best
approach, but that gets back to the question of whether the argv[i]
pointers are modifiable.
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) XXXX@XXXXX.COM < http://www.yqcomputer.com/
San Diego Supercomputer Center <*> < http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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