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Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?

  • From: E.B. Dreger
  • Date: Wed Jan 29 14:43:18 2003

ML> Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 11:07:59 -0800
ML> From: Mathew Lodge


ML> It doesn't have to be, if your compiler is worth its salt.
ML> Take a look at the GNU Ada compiler implementation of bound
ML> checking -- incredibly efficient.

s/compiler/programmer/

How about:

	struct buf_t {
		char *first ;
		char *cur ;
		char *last ;
		size_t size ;
		size_t remaining ;
	} ;

	/* implement various buf-management macros */

Implement some or all, as needed.  Replace the char* elements
with a union of various ptr types if desired.  Keep the type
definition available; there's no need for an opaque struct.

Now write programs to toss around buf_t* instead of char*.  It's
not that difficult.


Eddy
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