c++ question.

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at web.de
Thu Sep 2 21:15:54 BST 2010


This is a way to access (in this case) the last char of the previous element 
(to eg. replace '\0' with ' ') but actually the particular example looks buggy 
to me, since "wordlist[0][-1]" is NOT part of "wordlist[max_wordlist]" (which 
starts at wordlist[0][0] with the first char of the first string.
-> the loop should start at 1, run to words ("<=", or not, depends on what'S 
intended) and access "i-1" in the second position.

So if it's not somehow guaranteed that there's NOT sth. usefull in this memory 
portion, you get a mem corruption (i think, but maybe this is just beyond no 
me ;-)

Cheers
Thomas


Am Thursday 02 September 2010 schrieb Jaime:
> Hi,
>   I do not know what this methods do,
>   They use a [-1] array index, perhaps to do pointer arithmetic?, but
> I do not know, it is the first time I see negative indexes in C++
> arrays.
> 
> They are in kdebase/runtime/kioslave/man/man2html.cpp
> lines 2845, 3166, 3661, 3693, 3732, 3791, 4067 and 4163.
> Here you have an extract:of the first case...
> 
>     char *wordlist[max_wordlist];
>     fill_words(c, wordlist, &words, true, &c);
>     for (int i=0; i<words; i++)
>     {
>         if ((mode) || (inFMode))
>         {
>             out_html(" ");
>             curpos++;
>         }
>         wordlist[i][-1]=' ';        <---------------- The unknown thing for
> me out_html( set_font( (i&1) ? font2 : font1 ) );
>         scan_troff(wordlist[i],1,NULL);
>     }
> 
> Best Regards.





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