[Bf-committers] fix to #2117

Stephen Swaney sswaney at centurytel.net
Tue Jan 25 04:25:32 CET 2005

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 08:00:07PM +0100, Alexander Ewering wrote:
> No, it doesn't solve it, you still get a non-terminated string.

Ahhm. the PyOS_snprintf() call produces a nice null terminated string.

>   BLI_strncpy( self->name, name, strlen( name ) + 1 );
> What in god's name does strncpy(bleh,blah,strlen(blah)+1) do
> differently to strcpy(bleh,blah) ?

the difference between strcpy() and strncpy() is that the latter only
copies a maximum number of characters.

The nice feature of the BLI_strncpy() wrapper is that it gives you a
null terminator, too.

Stephen Swaney			
sswaney at centurytel.net

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