new widgets...

Neil Stevens neil at
Thu Sep 26 22:26:58 BST 2002

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On Thursday September 26, 2002 02:19, Marc Mutz wrote:
> On Thursday 26 September 2002 15:32, Alexander Kellett wrote:
> <snip>
> > Alex (who's just starting reading too many man pages on his system)
> grep for root or superuser in man mlock ;-)
> Also, it has nothing to do with char* vs. Qstring. We use char* to be
> able to know the memory locations to wipe later on. QString is
> implicity shared, just creating one fromLatin1() will make a copy. If
> you want to wipe it, it will do COW and you achieve nothing ;-)

And what exactly do you hope to achieve by wiping?  Do you think it will 
thwarting a hostile superuser?  Do you think it will protect your system 
from someone with physical access to your memory and hard disk?

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