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    I think one thing that a lot of folks might...

    I think one thing that a lot of folks might overlook in this is that some of us routinely read and post from work. When I'm at home I wanna spend time with my kids and not necessarily helping...
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    Agreed.... I've got a bastardized style that I...

    Agreed....

    I've got a bastardized style that I use: I'll put the brace on the end of the beginning line of an if, for, while, switch (etc) statement. But when I'm doing function blocks, the...
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    Search this board....

    Also, try searching this board.

    I seem to recall a post about ISBN parsing posted to the board within the last year.....
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    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, "safe is as safe...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, "safe is as safe does" :)

    Seriously, I agree with you. If you're in a situation where your data might be truncated anyway, then it is safer to have it null terminated...
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    We had this one in here last week as I recall.......

    We had this one in here last week as I recall....

    Dig around -- I can't remember if much advice was given, but what was given should still be here on the board.
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    Maybe try strlcat...

    I believe the variants of BSD Unix have a "safe" strcat called strlcat (and there is a companion strlcpy) both of which are guaranteed to truncate AND null terminate instead of overflowing.

    You...
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    Do a google on "secure programming in C" and...

    Do a google on "secure programming in C" and you'll probably find a bunch of useful information on which C functions can be misused by the programmer and subsequently abused by the bad guys.
  8. Perhaps it is a minor nit, but the type of the...

    Perhaps it is a minor nit, but the type of the fopen return value is not long, but FILE *.
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    Out of curiosity

    Out of curiosity, why is it that you have to use "touch"?
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    GI Joes and Pointer CONVERSION

    When I was a kid (and this will definitely show that I'm as old as the hills), GI Joe was about a foot tall. Later on, they made him into a little action figure.

    I didn't have many GI Joes.... my...
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    You're not sending it to another function. In...

    You're not sending it to another function. In menu, you're just declaring a multi-dimensional array that has absolutely nothing to do with your origina choice array.

    You need to actually pass...
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    Like I said, I was stealing cycles from some real...

    Like I said, I was stealing cycles from some real work.;)

    I never thought about Salem's point of no potential divisor being greater than the square root, and I never actually fired the program up...
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    Because you seem about at wits end, here's...

    Because you seem about at wits end, here's something that might work....



    I think that should work. I'm winging it while I'm doing real work :) here today.... It'll get you closer if it...
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    Probably, but that doesn't make you a bad...

    Probably, but that doesn't make you a bad person....:)
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    Actually, you only need to divide the number by a...

    Actually, you only need to divide the number by a number between 2 on the lower end and number/2 on the upper end. Dividing by anything more than number/2 is just a waste of cycles....
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    I don't believe any of them are online. I did...

    I don't believe any of them are online.

    I did find the 2nd edition on Amazon for approximatley $65. If you're going to program in a *nix environment, I'd recommend getting it.

    Actually,...
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    Prelude, Thanks for the update. Stevens...

    Prelude,

    Thanks for the update. Stevens books have always been a very helpful part of my reference shelf, and I was dismayed that he wouldn't be around to bring them up to date.

    I'll...
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    As I recall there's a book by the late W....

    As I recall there's a book by the late W. Richard Stevens called "Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment."

    It has been a while since I picked it up, but as I recall, among other things, it...
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    And horsecrap put in a pretty bag with a bow on...

    And horsecrap put in a pretty bag with a bow on it is still horsecrap.

    You're certainly not making it easier for folks trying to help you.....
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    There's a program on Linux (and other Unix...

    There's a program on Linux (and other Unix systems) called "cdecl" which can help with C declarations.

    Here's what I got with your line:

    cdecl> explain int (* array[3]) (int sUP3r) (int blue);...
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    As Prelude told you earlier, take a look at the...

    As Prelude told you earlier, take a look at the coding style of some of the folks who've been around here for a while -- Salem and Dave_Sinkula come to mind, among several others.

    Why is coding...
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    C++ not a pre-req for Perl

    Also, FWIW, you don't need to know C++ to code Perl.

    I picked up Perl before I moved into the C++ world, but I had been a C programmer for quite a long while.

    If you want to learn Perl, pick up...
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    Wow -- the good old days

    Darn, Salem, you beat me to it.

    I cut my "C teeth" on VAXen, and when I switched to Unix (well, DEC's Ultrix at that time) it felt strange to look for 0 for success and 1 for failure.

    I believe...
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    more.....

    BTW, there are other errors with your program.....



    char fileName;
    char buf[BUFSIZ];
    char *p;

    printf("what do you want the .html file to be saved as?");
    if...
  25. Thread: c and html

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    You cannot use print format specifiers (i.e....

    You cannot use print format specifiers (i.e. "%s") in the file name argument to fopen.

    What itsme86 was saying was to create the filename string, using sprintf, and then pass that string as an...
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