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Many functions provided by the standard C library can be dangerous to use. It is recommended to abandon some of these functions to improve the safety and maintainability of the code (indeed, testing has shown that programs often crash on misuse of libCs error-prone functions). For this reason, a new library has been created that provides an alternative which is considered to be safe: the C Library Wrapper. This library wraps (encapsulates) every C library function described by the well-known book of Kerninghan and Ritchie. This document describes how the library must be used and explains its design briefly.

Erwin Nijmeijer 2002-09-26