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Date:	Sun, 8 Nov 2009 17:54:12 +0100 (CET)
From:	Jan Engelhardt <>
To:	James Bottomley <>
cc:	André Goddard Rosa <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 10/12] string: factorize skip_spaces and export it to
 be generally available

On Sunday 2009-11-08 17:38, James Bottomley wrote:

>On Sat, 2009-11-07 at 14:23 -0200, André Goddard Rosa wrote:
>> + * skip_spaces - Removes leading whitespace from @s.
>> + * @s: The string to be stripped.
>> + *
>> + * Returns a pointer to the first non-whitespace character in @s.
>> + */
>> +char *skip_spaces(const char *str)
>OK, so this now becomes a bad interface because it silently promotes
>const to non const ...

strchr, etc. all do the same. Do you think they are bad too?
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