Subject: Re: DIAGASSERT in cryptographic functions.
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/17/1999 01:23:06
Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> > >My experience has taught me that the best way to keep defects from
> > >piling up in the development cycle (which is where tools like
> > >DIAGASSERT are most useful) is to make detected bugs *hurt* (and cause
> > >the program to abort and dump core);
> > 
> > ISTR Luke saying something about not wanting to have critical programs dump
> > core on him.  One possible solution is to fork() and let the child dump core.

> No, this completely misses the point.  

Uhm, I figure it wasn't obvious that I wasn't responding to the points
you raised but to a point Luke raised.

Christoph Badura

	Anything that can be done in O(N) can be done in O(N^2).
	-- Ralf Schuettau (after looking at a particular piece of code)