bin/71628: [PATCH] cleanup of the usr.sbin/rpcbind code

Dan Lukes dan at
Sun Sep 12 23:40:35 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR bin/71628; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Dan Lukes <dan at>
To: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>
Cc: alfred at, bug-followup at
Subject: Re: bin/71628: [PATCH] cleanup of the usr.sbin/rpcbind code
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 08:33:19 +0200

 Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
 > This initialization
 > 	char *foo = foo;
 > is not cheaper than this one:
 > 	char *foo = NULL;
 	Not true. The first one is optimized out by GCC even if O level is 0.
 Remember - it's hack/special construct (a special in-band way to tell
 the compiler something special) - it's not real assignment.
 	Check it by your favorite disassembler. I did it.
 > This will catch possible bugs (current or future) in the rest of the code, so
 > it's a lot safer.
 	I agree with it.
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