bin/71630: [PATCH] cleanup of the usr.sbin/pppd code

Dan Lukes dan at
Sun Sep 12 18:10:24 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR bin/71630; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Dan Lukes <dan at>
To: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: bin/71630: [PATCH] cleanup of the usr.sbin/pppd code
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 03:07:18 +0200 (CEST)

 On Sun, 12 Sep 2004, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
 > On 2004-09-12 04:38, Dan Lukes <dan at> wrote:
 >> -     FILE *iffile;
 >> +     FILE *iffile = iffile; /* to avoid "may be used unitialized" warning */
 > Nope.  NULL is the proper initialization value for (FILE *) objects.
 > This way any bugs that might exist further down will be exposed by a
 > dereference of a NULL pointer which everyone will notice.  Hiding the
  	True initialisation is not necesarry with current code, so
 it's waste of resources now.
  	I like defensive style of programming, but it has negative impact on
  	Somebody should evaluate if we can live with unnecesarry
 initialisation here. If yes, it's better patch to iffile=NULL, if not, my
 patch is better.

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