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misc.c

/**********************************************************************
 * misc.c - Misc functions
 *
 * Copyright 1993, David Nedde
 *
 * Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software
 * and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is granted
 * provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies.
 * It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
 **********************************************************************/

/* System Headers */
#include <malloc.h>
#include <string.h>


/* Given a string 'text\nmore text', allocates and returns the
   string before the newline. */
char *get_string( str)
char *str;
{
    char *tmp;
    char *newline = strchr(str,'\n');
    int len;

    if (newline == (char *)0)
        return (char *)0;

    len = newline - str;
    tmp = malloc( len + 1);
    strncpy( tmp, str, len + 1);
    tmp[ len] = '\0';

    return tmp;
}


/* Because some systems  do not have strdup */
char *my_strdup( str)
char *str;
{
    char *ret_str = malloc( strlen( str) + 1);

    strcpy( ret_str, str);

    return ret_str;
}


/* Return a random value in the specified range */
long rand_range( min, max)
long min, max;
{
    if (min == max)
        return min;
    else
        return random() % (max - min) + min;
}


/* Change '~' to \n in the passed string */
/* This silliness is due to fallback resources not handling \n in the 
   resource string */
void convert_newlines( str)
char *str;
{
    char *curr = strchr( str, '~');


    while (curr != 0)
    {
        *curr = '\n';
        curr = strchr( curr, '~');
    }
}

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