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Posted Nov 10, 2010 21:20 UTC (Wed) by JoeBuck (subscriber, #2330)
Posted Nov 10, 2010 21:55 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(I know you know this, this is really for others reading)
Posted Nov 11, 2010 1:19 UTC (Thu) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
[ Sadly I don't trust the Adobe developers enough to imagine that a diagnostic from static analysis would have stopped them doing this. I think "Warning: abuse of memcpy()" would have scrolled by with hundreds of other warnings they ignore... ]
In the same way "Don't frabidulate the wugs, she's my uncle" is an English sentence, but it isn't clear what it means. You can parse it, and you can answer some questions about it, e.g. "Are you being asked to frabidulate the wugs?" but there are big unknowns.
Posted Nov 11, 2010 7:21 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
This code doesn't break any of the rules of the C language which would cause it not to parse.
(I completely agree that in this particular case a warning would likely have been useless unless accompanied by a brickbat.)
btw, HJ's trying to fix the underlying problem here.
Posted Nov 10, 2010 21:21 UTC (Wed) by MisterIO (guest, #36192)
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