Re: [PATCH v2] log-tree: use custom line terminator in line termination mode

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merlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Randal L. Schwartz) writes:

>>>>>> "Junio" == Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
> Junio> Having said that, are we sure that
>
> Junio> 	printf "add bar\0initial"
>
>
> Junio> works per specification, or merely works by accident in some
> Junio> implementation?
>
> From the POSIX spec
> (http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/printf.html):
>
>     In addition to the escape sequences shown in XBD File Format Notation (
>     '\\' , '\a' , '\b' , '\f' , '\n' , '\r' , '\t' , '\v' ), "\ddd" , where
>     ddd is a one, two, or three-digit octal number, shall be written as a
>     byte with the numeric value specified by the octal number.
>
> Looks pretty intentional to me.  \0 is a nul.

I was staring at the same passage, but somehow it didn't "click" for me
that the above is _not_ saying that the NUL would terminate the string.

So I was worried too much and needlessly.  Thanks.
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