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Re: pointers and Windows debugging

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-07 16:14:06 CET

Brandon Ehle wrote:

>>
>>
>>> In Unix, an uninitialized pointer might, conceivably, scribble over
>>> memory owned by the current application. But it's much more likely to
>>> cause a bus error or segmentation fault. In Windows, as I understand
>>> the argument, an unintialized pointer might scribble over memory owned
>>> by another application, or by the OS.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> What? "Excretum bovis", as the Romans used to say. Windows has quite as
>> much memory protection as Unix, at least for 32-bit apps.
>>
>>
>>
> AFAIK, Mac OS 9 & below is the only OS that Subversion supports/will
> support that allows applications to scribble on its own memory.

Oh, good. That means we won't have to worry about it, since we don't
(and most probably won't) support Mac OS 9. :-)

-- 
Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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