[PATCH] [pls apply!] Bug #54281 (crash): Konsole crashes on output of certain characters

Karl Vogel karl.vogel at seagha.com
Thu Feb 20 09:37:40 GMT 2003

On 19 Feb 2003, you wrote in kde.kde-core-devel:

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> On Wednesday 19 February 2003 16:26, Karl Vogel wrote:
>> Are you sure? Try printf("%s", null_ptr)... I'm sure it won't bomb out.
> Not on Linux/glibc. But it crashes on Solaris.

Question remains ofcourse.. what is preferable?! If I loose a day's worth 
of editing because of an error condition that could have been 'handled', 
then I'd say I prefer that above a core dump (ofcourse there is a chance 
that this is part of a bigger problem, so chances are that the app will 
bomb out anyway).

But then... by not dumping core, the possibility exists that my day's worth 
of editing becomes corrupted without me knowing about it, which I'd hate to 
happen too!

So there really is no 'good' solution (except not writing bugs in the first 

BTW: just for completeness, I tried the printf on Tru64 and it also seems 
to catch the null and just prints '(null)'.

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