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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-09 23:57:35

"K. Noel Belcourt" <kbelco_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Sep 7, 2006, at 12:57 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> So if anyone has the time, it would be nice to hook in, the same
>> the GC
>> allocator is, a debug allocator like dmalloc.
> Thanks, I appreciate all the comments and your work. When I get some
> time, I'll try to run purify or valgrind on bjam head. I know the
> buffer overruns are reliably reproducible when building one of our
> applications with the vacpp toolset.

FWIW, long ago I rewrote the original perforce jam code, which was
pretty much /guaranteed/ to overrun, with better-commented code
designed to not overrun. var expansion is hairy, but I was pretty
careful (not careful enough, obviously) so it shouldn't be
unreasonably hard to fix this problem.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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