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Re: lynx-dev Re: BUG (weird one): long filenames, specialized

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: BUG (weird one): long filenames, specialized
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 23:43:14 +0500 (SAMST)

On Wed, 28 Apr 1999 address@hidden wrote:

> > 
> > The reason _to_ move to automatic allocation is so that when one encounters 
> > file names or user inputs larger than you expected, lynx doesn't die ,  
> > generate an error, or permit people to execute code they should not be 
> > able to execute... 
> >  
> > I think _that's_ an exceptionally good reason to make the changes where 
> > input is not a fixed size. 
> right:  if you _don't_ know how big it could be, and it could be "large",
> automatic allocation is a solution.  Another solution would be to discard
> data that doesn't fit, but I don't like that much.  Where performance is an
> issue we can tune things (we do that in the code that does directory
> listings, for example).

 I meant LYReadCFG.c, where I used automatic buffer to uppercase name 
of allowed setting. IMO names of allowed settings are and will be short 
enough to be served by automatic buffer. :)

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