[Xcb] zeroing out

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Fri Dec 30 16:55:18 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 16:49 -0800, Barton C Massey wrote:

> Anyone remember offhand whether null bytes are allowed in
> the count/chars strings returned by X requests?  Anyone know
> whether there must be a space in the reply for a trailing
> null byte?  If either of these things are wrong, then XCB
> isn't reasonably going to be able to return C strings...

Strings in X replies are not nul terminated. Xlib allocates an extra
byte for 8-bit properties and stuffs a nul in there.


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