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Re: getline & getline_safe


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: getline & getline_safe
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 08:51:26 -0400
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Paul Edwards wrote:

I think it is usual for a program to have processing restrictions,

although I would have made it based on a CVS-controlled define,
like CVS_STR_LIMIT, rather than PATH_MAX, which could
potentially be 8, while userid may be 30.
I don't think you're going to find many PATH_MAX's under 256.  I think UNIX and 
Windows both have PATH_MAXs of 4096?

In any case, specifying the CVSROOT is part of the authentication phase and 
needs to be limited by PATH_MAX.  Since that is the largest potential string 
passed during authentication, I think the use of PATH_MAX simply cascaded as 
sufficient.

Derek
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