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Re: Possible bug in ldap_get_values_len?

Edward Z. Yang wrote:
Excerpts from Howard Chu's message of Mon Oct 18 15:23:02 -0400 2010:
The function would return a zero-length berval in that case. There's a
difference between no values, and one value of zero length.

Sure, but for the programmer, there is definitely a difference between
p == NULL and *p == NULL. :-)

Of course. And again, that's a one-to-one mapping to the difference between no values (p == NULL) and one value of zero-length. Since both conditions are legal in the ASN.1 data, as a programmer you must handle both. (Even though it's nonsensical in this context, and the server is clearly broken.)

  -- Howard Chu
  CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
  Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
  Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/