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Re: [Nmh-workers] Second release candidate for nmh 1.6 now available

From: Alexander Zangerl
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Second release candidate for nmh 1.6 now available
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 10:47:32 +1000

On Sun, 04 May 2014 09:35:08 -0400, Ken Hornstein writes:
>>  the dud "ISO-8859-" is the buffer initializer which i
>>  believe is caused by norm_charmap being asked to work on its own output.
>>  i've fixed this by malloc()ing that buffer; see attached patch.
>Thanks!  However ... that will result in a memory leak, yes?  Okay,

yes, and i'm certainly not claiming this to be a perfect fix.

>you'll point out that nmh is terrible on memory management and I won't
>disagree, but I don't think that's an excuse for making it worse.
>Fixing this properly either means we need to be much more clever in
>norm_charmap(), or always allocate a buffer and fix every caller of
>norm_charmap().  Sigh.

that's pretty much my thoughts as of yesterday evening, so i opted 
for "second best tomorrow".

however, with nmh not (yet) having any long-running daemons i think
leaving the memory freeing (of 16 bytes) to the OS is more a minor
blemish than a big leak issue.


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