Linked by Owen Anderson on Mon 19th Apr 2004 05:43 UTC
General Development For years the development scene has been dominated by the C family of languages, primarily C itself and its immediate successor C++. Recent years have given rise to other C-descendents, however, such as Sun's Java and Microsoft's C#.
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Re: System Programming and Critique
by Marcus Sundman on Wed 21st Apr 2004 16:13 UTC

> Would a solution be that an empty string is not null but
> has zero length?

That is the very definition of an empty string, so yes, it is indeed the correct "solution". (There might be some incorrect solution that is better for some particular problem, though, e.g. you might want to replace the string "Foobar" with the integer 42 or something, but this is irrelevant.)