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Re: [DotGNU]__gc arrays

From: Alex Stephens
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]__gc arrays
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:21:08 +0000

Rhys Weatherley <address@hidden> writes:

> That's probably a bug.  Please log it in Savannah so we don't forget about 
> it.  
> Or better yet, have a look at the cscc code and try to fix it yourself and 
> submit a patch.  We definitely need more people working on the C compiler.

I'm not sure if the __box syntax is correct but I've logged it as a bug anyway. 
Also, I note MS has switched to using template classes for managed arrays in 
C++ now.

> Since it requires the programmer to take explicit action to use, I have never 
> really understood how it helps prevent sloppy programming.

I agree it doesn't prevent sloppy programming but it would prevent overflows 
leading to security problems since the program will just terminate with an 

Alex Stephens

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