Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 37201: /trunk/epan/dissectors/ /trun
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 12:35:22 -0400
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> http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=37201
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> User: morriss
> Date: 2011/05/17 09:07 AM
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> Log:
>  Avoid passing a NULL string pointer to format routines: some libc's
> (e.g.,
>  Solaris') will seg-fault on that.
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> Directory: /trunk/epan/dissectors/
>   Changes    Path                  Action
>   +8 -4      packet-ncp2222.inc    Modified


Would it be better to use val_to_str() or val_to_str_const() in cases such as this?

What about changing match_strval() to behave like val_to_str() does (i.e., make IT handle the NULL case), and then just have val_to_str() return match_strval()'s guaranteed non-NULL return value unconditionally?  And also introduce a match_strval_const() counterpart for val_to_str_const().



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