David Cantrell david at
Mon May 14 14:34:28 BST 2007

On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 09:35:22AM +0100, Andy Wardley wrote:

> It's also worth noting that this is Not Allowed:
>    char *string = "this is a test",
>    strcpy(*string, "new string");
> You shouldn't update static strings lest you crave a Bus Error
> or Segmentation Fault.

Obviously doing that when "new string" is longer than "this is a test"
is a no-no, but what's wrong with it in the specific example you gave?

> Caveat: I am not a C programmer (well, not that often)

Nor am I (that often).

Oh, I figgered out what's wrong with it.  Memory allocated read-only for
paranoid reasons?

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