When checking bugs for
libc I found this issue: https://github.com/rust-lang/libc/issues/1284
Where @gnzlbg states that you should have the correct signedness for
c_char values only have meaning in the 0 to 127 range anyway? So why does the sign matter?
(people besides gnzlbg can also answer, i'm just pinging them since they made the statement; Also I didn't want to clog up the issue tracker with what is probably just a beginner's question)
value outside 0..=127 are meaningful too, it's only that they're subject to locale and mbcs mechanisms, and their meaning changes according to the current runtime setting.
I'm pretty much offline after the holidays, but I've tried to write a more expanded answer on the github issue
@Lokathor it would be simpler to just discuss that there
but it might take me a couple of days to answer
Well you could ping me in an answer there if you like. Or here. Either way, but people often seem to get grumpy about github issues filling up with "offtopic" questions.
But yeah, take your time, very busy part of the year for most people.