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Re: FAQ about strlcpy/strlcat ?
On 05/21/2012 08:25 AM, Frank Ch. Eigler wrote:
> I asked only because the strlcpy documentation I've seen has never
> advised that the function is supposed to catch any errors at all
Buffer overruns were the main motivation. I added a URL to the wiki,
pointing to the original strlcpy paper, to help clarify this.
> Or perhaps I misunderstood: does the sentence regarding Annex K talk
> exclusively about strcpy_s and strcat_s? If so, criticizing these is
> at best counterproductive to criticizing strl*.
Sorry, I don't follow. The sentence regarding Annex K is talking
only about strcpy_s and strcat_s (not the other Annex K functions).
But the criticisms apply that apply to strlcpy / strlcat also apply
to strcpy_s / strcat_s, so why not mention both sets of functions?
> If the faq advises snprintf(), strcpy_s() as a substitute for strlcpy,
> it should keep its relative inefficiency/complexity comparisons to
Thanks, I added a comment to that effect.