strcpy -> strlcpy?
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sat Jan 1 11:04:00 PST 2005
:Is it worth changing strcpy to strlcpy?
:style(9) mentions this only for new code but it would be quite easy to
:fix the tree (as OpenBSD has).
I think the answer is 'yes', because it makes audits easier, but
it's also very easy to make mistakes when doing such conversions
(e.g. like accidently using sizeof(variable) where variable is a
pointer rather then a buffer), so any such patches would have to
be carefully reviewed. Feed them slowly :-)
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