path: root/src/multibyte/mbtowc.c
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authorRich Felker <>2014-07-01 18:27:19 -0400
committerRich Felker <>2014-07-01 18:27:19 -0400
commite89cfe51d2001af08fc2a13e5133ba8157f90beb (patch)
treedbb44c888d9c0933b4006123f5d5b3c42689e026 /src/multibyte/mbtowc.c
parent2d8cc92a7cb4a3256ed07d86843388ffd8a882b1 (diff)
fix aliasing violations in mbtowc and mbrtowc
these functions were setting wc to point to wchar_t aliasing itself as a "cheap" way to support null wc arguments. doing so was anything but cheap, since even without the aliasing violation, it would limit the compiler's ability to optimize. making wc point to a dummy object is equally easy and does not suffer from the above problems.
Diffstat (limited to 'src/multibyte/mbtowc.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/src/multibyte/mbtowc.c b/src/multibyte/mbtowc.c
index 6710637a..803d2213 100644
--- a/src/multibyte/mbtowc.c
+++ b/src/multibyte/mbtowc.c
@@ -12,10 +12,11 @@ int mbtowc(wchar_t *restrict wc, const char *restrict src, size_t n)
unsigned c;
const unsigned char *s = (const void *)src;
+ wchar_t dummy;
if (!s) return 0;
if (!n) goto ilseq;
- if (!wc) wc = (void *)&wc;
+ if (!wc) wc = &dummy;
if (*s < 0x80) return !!(*wc = *s);
if (*s-SA > SB-SA) goto ilseq;