[FFmpeg-cvslog] r11573 - trunk/libavformat/mxf.c

Rich Felker dalias
Sun Jan 20 01:25:40 CET 2008

On Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 12:13:00AM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > For structs, memset and memcpy are much better than assignment or
> > initialization, which are not guaranteed to zero out any padding. This
> > is not an issue of implementation but of what the C language itself
> > guarantees.
> If there is padding in a struct, those bytes should never be
> explicitly read or written anyway, so it does not matter whether they
> are initialised.  Code that depends in any way whatsoever on the value
> of padding bytes is *broken*.  It may of course be faster to zero/copy
> everything, but that is, as you say, up to the implementation.

Using memcmp for structure comparison is valid, but only as long as
you zero the padding bytes first.


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