This function is deprecated and may be removed in a future release without further warning.
function may be used to achieve similar results.
function reads a line from a file, and returns it
in a NUL-terminated buffer allocated with
function performs a certain amount of processing
on the data it reads:
- Comments (introduced by a hash sign) are stripped.
- Blank lines are ignored.
- If a line ends in a backslash, the backslash is stripped and the
next line is appended.
the integer variable it points to is
incremented every time a newline character is read.
the length of the line (not including the
terminating NUL character) is stored in the variable it points to.
The caller is responsible for releasing the returned buffer by passing