Re: AMBER: More AMBER 8 compilation problems on OSF1 4.0F

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 07:48:52 -0700

On Tue, Oct 19, 2004, Atro Tossavainen wrote:
> I know it compiles if I do that. It probably even works most of the
> time, but I imagined there was a specific point to your using snprintf
> instead of sprintf in the first place, and consequently, that using a
> wrapped sprintf (which does not check arguments the way snprintf should)
> in lieu of a proper snprintf could expose the program to just the kind
> of buffer overflow problems you must have wanted to avoid by using
> snprintf in the first place. Am I being unnecessarily paranoid?

Probably. The LEaP code was written ages ago, and modified by lots of
people. Probably, most or all of the sprintf's actually work in practice.

....good luck...dac

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