Re: [dev] Re: [st] [PATCH] Avoid buffer overflows in the case of key-mapped strings.

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:37:34 +0200

> There is a compile time boundary
> check on the number of tags in dwm.
> Still, considering sl software is targeted at elite users
> it's not necessary IMO.

Ok, after reading the opinion of other developers I think we should
avoid the comparision. And I don't agree it is difficult catch this error,
it will cause a segmentation fault each time the key is pressed, so you
only have to attach and debugger and look the stack trace. It will
take only 2 minutes of your life fix the problem.

Best regards,

Roberto E. Vargas Caballero
'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'
(Doug McIlroy)
In Other Words - Don't design like polkit or systemd
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