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SubjectRe: [IDEA+RFC] Possible solution for min()/max() war
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com> writes:
> For example, let's look at this perfectly natural code:
>
> static int unix_mkname(struct sockaddr_un * sunaddr, int len, unsigned
> *hashp)
> {
> if (len <= sizeof(short) || len > sizeof(*sunaddr))
> return -EINVAL;
> ...

> code that is totally correct, and that it would make _no_ sense in
> writing any other way.

The code is correct, but if one is adding explicit types, for clarity
and to avoid introducing bugs, then I think that code like this is
exactly where they most belong:

if ((size_t) len <= sizeof(short) || (size_t) len > sizeof(*sunaddr))

If that prevents one person from later writing buggy code like:

if ((size_t) len <= sizeof(short))

then it's a Good Thing.

-- David desJardins
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