Patch to execve

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Fri Feb 25 06:19:18 PST 2005

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:58:27PM -0800, Kevin M. Kilbride wrote:
> The formal interface is changed from:
>    execve(const char *path, char *const argv[], char *const envp[])
> to the much more useful guarantee of:
>    execve(const char *path, const char *const argv[], const char *const 
> envp[])

Impossible / unacceptable. The interface is not type-compatible with
SUS if you do. Read the rules about implicit const conversions in
ISO C90/C99, if you have questions.


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