out-of-bound write

Zimmermann Paul Paul.Zimmermann at inria.fr
Thu Dec 19 07:47:15 UTC 2013


> The return value is the number of valid limbs written to @var{rp}.

I find this hard to understand. What is a "valid" limb? I would say instead
(assuming this is what you mean):

"The converted value is @{@var{rp}, at var{rn}@} where @var{rn} is the return
value. If the most significant input byte @math{@var{str}[0]} is non zero,
then @var{rp[rn-1]} will be non zero. If @math{@var{str}[0]} is zero,
then @var{rp[rn-1]} might be zero."


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