Re: double the buffer? - buffer overflows

From: Rex Dieter (rdieter@unl.edu)
Date: 06/21/02


From: Rex Dieter <rdieter@unl.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 12:19:26 -0500

svek wrote:

> Rex Dieter <rdieter@unl.edu> wrote in news:aevinb$fht$2@unlnews.unl.edu:

>> 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...

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