[PATCH] libosmocore[master]: doc: clarify osmo_strlcpy() doc

Neels Hofmeyr gerrit-no-reply at lists.osmocom.org
Fri Jan 13 13:41:27 UTC 2017

Review at  https://gerrit.osmocom.org/1596

doc: clarify osmo_strlcpy() doc

Stating that it 'truncates src' is misleading. Also clarify whether siz
includes the space needed for the terminating NUL.

Change-Id: I01c1a94408b471f7f54576178a60938bf9ee3261
M src/utils.c
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

  git pull ssh://gerrit.osmocom.org:29418/libosmocore refs/changes/96/1596/1

diff --git a/src/utils.c b/src/utils.c
index 02c2443..df806df 100644
--- a/src/utils.c
+++ b/src/utils.c
@@ -343,12 +343,12 @@
 /*! \brief Copy a C-string into a sized buffer
  *  \param[in] src source string
  *  \param[out] dst destination string
- *  \param[in] siz size of the \a dst string
- *  \returns length of source string
+ *  \param[in] siz size of the \a dst buffer
+ *  \returns length of \a src
- *  Copies up to \a siz characters from \a src to \a dst, but ensures
- *  that the last character of \a dst is always a NUL character.  May
- *  truncate \a src to do achieve this.
+ * Copy at most \a siz bytes from \a src to \a dst, ensuring that the result is
+ * NUL terminated. The NUL character is included in \a siz, i.e. passing the
+ * actual sizeof(*dst) is correct.
 size_t osmo_strlcpy(char *dst, const char *src, size_t siz)

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