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Re: [Bug-gnulib] vasprintf proposed fix for int overflow check

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] vasprintf proposed fix for int overflow check
Date: 30 Oct 2003 23:10:07 -0800
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> > Perhaps glibc's documentation and behavior need to be changed to
> > reflect this; but let's start with gnulib.
> Well, I think it's better to start with glibc, since it's harder to convince
> Ulrich than me :-)

I looked into this matter some more, and I see that glibc has other
bugs in this area, some clearly in violation of POSIX.  Unfortunately
I don't have the time to write, test, and shepherd a lot of libc-only
fixes through Ulrich's gauntlet right now.  The gnulib buffer-overrun
fixes alone are already taking more free time than I have.

Can't we at least have the code work on non-glibc platforms in the
meantime?  The fix is simple and obvious.  I'd rather not have the
glibc problems inhibit progress elsewhere.

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