Proposed magic number patch
cowan at drv.cbc.com
Wed Oct 8 14:28:18 UTC 1997
Chris Newman wrote:
> Excellent idea, but I'd suggest choosing a magic number based on the
> principles outlined in RFC 2083 section 12.11. I propose:
> \211 T Z \r \n ^Z \n
> as a magic number.
Thanks for the reference to RFC 2083. I have two problems:
1) 7 bytes is a "peculiar" length. I suggest adding a NUL
(\0) byte just after the Z, if we go with this scheme.
In which case "strncpy" will have to be replaced with
2) There are only 20 available bytes. I am a little
reluctant to consume 8 of them, leaving at most 3
new 32-bit length quantities. Consuming only 4
is less risky.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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