Subject: Re: proposal: disable *printf %n specifier in libc in NetBSD 1.5
To: None <>
From: Jaromír Doleček <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/13/2000 17:31:54
Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> > This logic makes no sense though in the larger context. Using this idea
> > then gets() should have simply been removed as well from the library years
> > ago as it's abuse can cause system compromises. 
> Yes, it should have.  

Agreed. Using gets() can never be safe. Standardizing this lousy
function was one of serious mistakes of ANSI C.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
@@@@  Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, damn!  @@@@