# [tex-live] Re: [tex-implementors] Re: bug in etex

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed Jul 14 18:34:57 CEST 2004

Giuseppe Bilotta writes:

> I find it amusing that on LKML there is a similar discussion on
> NULL vs 0 in C code ... if null (in Pascal) is supposed to be
> the null pointer in C, then the web2c conversion should take
> care of it and translate null to NULL or 0 ...

In the TeX sources, "pointers" are usually indexes into the mem array,
therefore always integers from the C point of view.  Thus it is never
appropriate to translate TeX's |null| into C's NULL.

--
Olaf Weber

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