>> if (
!(myfile = fopen( filename, "r"))
On Fri, 29 Jan 2021, Guy Sotomayor via cctalk wrote:
In a lot of industry standard coding practices
(MISRA, CERT-C) that
type of statement is prohibited and *will* result in an error being
reported by the checker/scanner.
The if statement in your example has at least 2 errors from MISRA's
* assignment within a conditional statement
* the conditional not being a boolean type (that is you can't assume 0
? is false and non-0 is true...you actually need to compare...in this
? case against NULL)
That particular structure has become an industry standard.
MOST dialects of C return a NULL pointer on fopen error.
Similarly the code in strcpy has an assignment and is using the
numeric valus of each character as if it were boolean, with the
terminating NULL ending the while condition.
And unfortunately some industries it is prohibited.? Those industries
*require* conformance to MISRA, CERT-C, ISO-26262 and others.? There is
*no* choice since the code has to be audited and compliance is *not*
TTFN - Guy