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Man page nit (was: FTP transfers...)

From: Jeff Pohlmeyer <>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 18:29:04 -0500

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Apr 2009, Angus March wrote:

> > char c[1000];
> > verify(curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL, c) == CURLE_OK);

> This code is plain wrong. Re-read the man page!

The man page's wording of:
   " a pointer to a char* "
always seemed easy to misread for me, like it is mixing
plain English with C code - if you explicitly refer to
a pointer as a "pointer" then surely the asterisk must
refer to a footnote or something?

Maybe it would be clearer to call it:
  " a pointer to a char pointer "
  " a char** "

 - Jeff
Received on 2009-04-15