[Geany-Devel] [geany/geany-plugins] 4cc119: Scope: Fix mismatched allocator/deallocator

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Mar 7 19:37:50 UTC 2013

On 13-03-07 11:06 AM, Dimitar Zhekov wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:30:40 -0000
> Colomban Wendling <git-noreply at geany.org> wrote:
>> Log Message:
>> -----------
>> Scope: Fix mismatched allocator/deallocator
> These are not mismatched, I'm using strdup() instead of strdup() for
> strings that must never be NULL. Unless we have a policy to always
> use g_strdup(), or there is a real g_/strdup vs. g_/free mismatch
> somewhere, I'm going to revert them.

I don't see any mismatch either but strdup() is not in C standard (at 
least C89/99) but rather POSIX or some other one AFAIK.

If you really don't like the g_strdup() behaviour, you could always 
write something like:

     char* scope_strdup(const char *s)
       char *n;
       size_t len;
       if (s == NULL)
         g_error("NULL string passed to scope_strdup()");
       len = strlen(s) + 1;
       n = malloc(len);
       memcpy(n, s, len);
       return n;

Then at least there's some hint of what went wrong rather than just 
bringing down the entire program with a mysterious segfault (assuming 
the above code I didn't test doesn't do that itself :).

> Personally I prefer offensive programming: if something goes wrong, let
> it crash and burn, get a proper backtrace and fix it.

Note to self: don't use Scope plugin until all files are saved :)

Matthew Brush

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