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Florian Weimer wrote:
> This:
> | local ffi = require "ffi"
> | print(string.byte(ffi.string("char[3]", "ABC"), 3), 1, -1))
> prints:
> | 65      66      0
> I think this is rather surprising.  I would have expected:
> | 65      66      67
> Is this a bug or a feature?

Well, it was a feature. But I guess it was a bit over-protective.

I've changed it now to match the behavior of ffi.copy() and to the
overall no-handholding policy of the FFI: if the size of the
destination array is smaller than #str+1, then the result is not
zero-terminated. If you really need a zero-terminated array, then
provide one that is big enough, or explicitly store the zero or
use ffi.copy() with a length argument.