Re: double the buffer? - buffer overflows

From: Rex Dieter (
Date: 06/21/02

From: Rex Dieter <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 12:19:26 -0500

svek wrote:

> Rex Dieter <> wrote in news:aevinb$fht$

>> Sure it was a beta, but redhat chose to use it because it was STILL
>> better than anything available at the time (especially to support
>> archs other than x86).
> I don't judge redhat, they probably had their reasons but in my opinion
> one should use stable software in a stable release.

IMO, gcc-2.96 (at least in its current incarnation in rh7.3) is quite
stable...though people's critera for this vary. I consider it's better
support for c++ standards a big plus...

Rex A. Dieter          
Computer System Administrator
Mathematics and Statistics               
University of Nebraska Lincoln