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Re: Assertion in sort.c

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Assertion in sort.c
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:25:20 +0800
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On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 06:20:15PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:

     That's okay.  The casefile code doesn't always initialize the
     entire buffer it writes to disk, but in that case it ignores
     those bytes when it reads them back from disk.  It's generally
     due to padding bytes between string variables added for alignment
     reasons, and you can happily ignore it.

Right thanks for the explanation.

Would it be a good idea to initialise all the bytes anyway so that
we can easily see any real problems that valgrind might uncover, or
would that cause too much overhead?  


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