Return value in cli_initialise wrong?

John E. Malmberg malmberg at
Thu Jun 14 12:29:31 GMT 2001

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Tim Potter wrote:

> Joe Doran writes:
> > On my hunt to find sspool hanging, memory problems I have been poking
> > around in name resolution functions eg namequery.c, I have come across
> > cli_intialise call in client connect. The function is requiring a
> > boolean false, however the function itself or at least the only
> > reference I can find returns NULL.
> > 
> > Is this correct or should it be checking for NULL on return?
> > and if NULL should functions below also be so.
> >         if(cli_initialise(cli) == False) {
> Well False is equal to zero which is equal to NULL so testing a
> pointer against False should be the same as testing it against
> NULL.  It's a bit confusing though.

If I understand the C standard correctly, NULL is not guaranteed to be
zero, it just usually is.  I could be wrong though.

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