[Xcb] zeroing out

Jeremy A. Kolb jkolb at brandeis.edu
Fri Dec 30 19:01:05 PST 2005

On Fri, 30 Dec 2005, Keith Packard wrote:

> 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.
> -keith

Is there any reason we would not need to return a NULL terminated string?  
It seems like that is something we should provide to prevent a lot of 
duplicated code client side.


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