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RE: [XP] Re: Removing dead code

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  • Arrizza, John
    ... This is a tremendous idea! In release mode use a different malloc routine that allocates a few extra bytes. Voila, a lot of pesky bugs go away as if by
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 31, 2001
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Jeff Miller [mailto:Jeff@...]
      > Turns out lots of programs were under allocating their
      > memory. A common error was to not allow for the terminating character
      > on a C language style string. The old version of the IBM library
      > allowed such errors to go unnoticed. The new version was not so forgiving.

      This is a tremendous idea! In release mode use a different malloc routine
      that allocates a few extra bytes. Voila, a lot of pesky bugs go away as if
      by magic.

      John
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