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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Removing NULL checks
Posted Jul 17, 2009 22:39 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jul 17, 2009 22:56 UTC (Fri) by mikov (subscriber, #33179)
What is reasonable on the other hand is to know C and to write valid C code, which doesn't break when a butterfly flaps its wings. I still can't understand why everybody is making such a big deal over such a trivial bug. It is similar to relying on the value of "(a++) + (a++)" - basic C stuff that hopefully everybody knows by now.
If this was an user app nobody would think twice about it. So, what, the kernel is an excuse for sloppy coding?? I would hope that the opposite was true...
Posted Jul 17, 2009 23:33 UTC (Fri) by stevenb (guest, #11536)
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