flexible storage using linked list of buffers-
from memory.. atleast one library that does that... GMP. It
uses linked lists to store and access large numbers. the
problem we face in optimization is one size does not fit
all.. more on the lines of large buffers-small data: memory
unnecessarily allotted, small buffers and a deep linked
list hence increasing latency. so may be 'horses for
courses' its a good idea you have and is known to be
implemented elsewhere too. At the same time, acknowledge
the issues involved.
flexible storage v/s buffer overflow:
buffer overflow is something you have to manage with in
your programming logic aka design (now adding). It has
nothing to do with whethere you use arrays, malloc's or
above method. In other words use of either of above methods
does not ensure my code to be free of buffer overflow
you r right in saying buffer overflow stems up from
predicted size of input.. but ur programming logic should
take care of reading only as much as you can and rejecting
In windoz CRT 'passing':
quasi, scanf is a core libc function which interfaces with
user thru I/O funcs (keyboard in this case) and users
program in the other end. so passing here implies taking
data from input and passing it in to user passed pointer!
hope that clarifies,
--- q u a s i <quasar(a)vsnl.net> wrote:
consider me a dummy
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