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From Graham Leggett <minf...@sharp.fm>
Subject Re: Apache 2.0.51 util_ldap
Date Sun, 19 Sep 2004 11:39:14 GMT
Jess Holle wrote:

> Okay, the cause of this issue is now clear:
> 
>     util_ald_create_caches() does not set 'newcurl' to anything when any
>     of the caches are null, which they all are when they're sized at zero.
> 
> The fix is also simple: add an 'else newcurl = NULL;' after the 'if' 
> block in this routine.

Will fix (if nobody else has yet) - thanks for hunting this down.

> [This really drives home why I have developed in Java for the last 5 
> years after spending 7+ years doing C and C++.  This issue could not 
> have occured in Java -- the compiler would have rejected the issue.  I'm 
> not saying the extra speed, etc, due to Apache being written in C is not 
> nice.  Nor due I wish to start some holy war.  It's just that the lack 
> of pointer / memory allocation issues, uninitialized variables, and not 
> having to produce one's own APR to deal with platforms make Java a much 
> more productive place for me.]

I am the same - if the job is either time constrained, or accuracy 
constrained, then I stick to Java. C is still king for apps where speed 
is an issue, but then that's at the cost of your hair sometimes.

Regards,
Graham
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