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Re: Android port

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Android port
Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2023 12:43:31 +0300

> From: Arsen Arsenović <arsen@aarsen.me>
> Cc: Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu>, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>,
>  bruno@clisp.org, angelo.g0@libero.it, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2023 11:39:16 +0200
> Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com> writes:
> > And also %n (used in the rest of Emacs), which aborts on Android for
> > ``security'' reasons...
> No need for the air-quotes, it is quite justified (and could probably be
> backed up more empirically if someone went over something like the
> Debian code-search).
> In my many years of writing and reading C on all levels, I've seen %n
> used outside of arbitrary memory write exploits at most a handful of
> times.

Thank you for your input, but please keep irrelevant tangents out of
this discussion.  We want to merge the Android branch as soon as
possible, and converting this into yet another futile dispute about
security will get in the way of finding the best solutions.

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