calloc in nnrpd/perl.c
erik at eriq.org
Sun Mar 3 19:27:27 UTC 2002
On Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 09:55:00AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Hmm. I don't know why there's an itoa() being defined in that file in
> > the first place -- it seems like sprintf would do as well -- but by my
> > reading of strcat, that shouldn't even work, since the dst array is not
> > large enough to hold the result of the concatenation.
> That code is bizarre.
> I believe that itoa will explode with any number larger than 9, which is
> convenient since I don't think it will ever be called with a number larger
> than 9. But that code and everything related to it really needs to be
> rethought from scratch.
> The first element of the array that's being constructed is a string
> representation of the number of items in the array, which is only used as
> an argument to atoi in the caller to get the array length. It looks like
> someone really wanted a vector, which we now have in libinn. That would
> require some fiddling in perm.c, but I think it's probably the clean
I'll claim the bizarre code. I'll rework it using a vector in place of
an array and dump itoa.
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