Review Request: Fix to game of life applet to avoid accessing memory outside bounds of array.

the.goofeedude at the.goofeedude at
Thu Jun 17 03:07:39 CEST 2010

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Review request for Plasma.


This patch fixes an off-by-one error which led to accessing memory just outside of the cells array. It also kept the first character in the cells array from ever being displayed on the board properly, and a bunch of crazy math to keep the rules of the game intact. (The last cell displayed was reflecting the state of memory outside of the cells array.)


  /trunk/KDE/kdeplasma-addons/applets/life/life.h 1138038 
  /trunk/KDE/kdeplasma-addons/applets/life/life.cpp 1138038 



Aside from the initial test cases which were used to confirm the bug (hard coding one char in the cells array to always be 1 and moving it around to find the bounds of the display,) I also generated a few other board states manually using examples found here:

"Blinker" and "Toad" were two that were used to test.



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