Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/10/18/08:32:25
Peter Palotas wrote:
> Is there a way to find out the length of the string that sprintf()
> generate, without writing it anywhere? i.e. if I want to dynamically
> allocate the storage space for the string this would be very good
> essential) to know!
Unfortunately, there is no ANSI C way to do this. The method that most
people use for "safe" string operations is to do the operations in a
Very Large Buffer, then only copy the portion that is appropriate the
user buffer handed to the function. Ugly, but it works.
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