Argument array of strings

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Oct 12 23:28:25 PDT 2006

Peter Clifton wrote:
>However, you will see from the output below, that it returns "54", not
>"2". Is it returning the byte count of the array? I make that about 45,
>including null terminators. Am I doing something stupid here?

It is the array length in bytes. Aside from the strings' contents and 
their null terminators, you forgot to take into account:
- each string's length indicator (4 bytes)
- the padding required between each string to align at 8 bytes

You can't get the number of elements in an array like that. You have to 
iterate over it. 

Hint: use glib. Don't venture yourself with the raw library.

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