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Re: [PATCH] Re: replacing SVN_REVNUM_T_FMT for translation

From: Peter N. Lundblad <lundblad_at_softhome.net>
Date: 2004-05-13 20:11:53 CEST

On Thu, 13 May 2004, [UTF-8] Tobias Ringstr├Âm wrote:

> Branko ─îibej wrote:
> > I'll note that most of our sprintfs are 100% safe. I see no reason to
> > eliminate those, and add more allocations or gods forbid new pool
> > arguments where there weren't any.
> I checked the sprintfs that Peter changed and they were not in a
> performance critical path, but I agree that there is no real need to
> change them either. I have no strong opinion either way in this case,
> but I did review his patch and it was at least correct.
The reason I wanted to do this in the first place was reviewability.
sprintf can be a security hole, as we all know, so everytime one sees a
sprintf, one have to look carefully. I see absolutely no reason, as Tobias
also notes, to care about performance in the places where I replaced the
sprintfs. Actually, in one place the buffer length was one character too
short (20 chars for a signed (possibly) 64-bit int, including the null

Anyway, it is commited now as per approval by Tobias...


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