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purge like utility in c

hi .. can we design a program in c which will point out the possible
memory leaks in any given c file and fix them.... i am trying to come
with something like this but do not know where to start...

any help on where to begin would be highly appriciated
kind regards
rahul

Oct 10 '06
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Frederick Gotham said:
It's the transmitter's responsibility to transmit intelligibly.
I did so.
It's the receiver's responsibility to interpret intelligibly.
Some did, and some didn't.
By not clarifying the tone in which a sentence should be spoken, you're
neglecting your resonsibility as transmitter, and forfeiting your right to
complain when people misinterpret you.
Nonsense. And you are in no position to give lessons on proper Usenet usage.

--
Richard Heathfield
"Usenet is a strange place" - dmr 29/7/1999
http://www.cpax.org.uk
email: rjh at above domain (but drop the www, obviously)
Oct 12 '06 #81
Richard Heathfield posted:
>By not clarifying the tone in which a sentence should be spoken, you're
neglecting your resonsibility as transmitter, and forfeiting your right
to complain when people misinterpret you.

Nonsense. And you are in no position to give lessons on proper Usenet
usage.

I'm the _inventor_ of Usenet, of course I'm in such a position!

I haven't got too much pretentious pride to clarify the manner in which I
communicate.

--

Frederick Gotham
Oct 12 '06 #82
Frederick Gotham wrote:
Chris Dollin posted:
>> If it was a joke, then Richard should have inserted a
smiley or two in his followup.

I /strongly/ disagree, and believe that there is no such
obligation. (I am of course biased, since I too generally
avoid smilies in postings & mailings.)

Then don't complain when you're misinterpreted.
Don't be silly: such an overly-general rule is unhelpful.
A particular sentence can
have a dozen meanings depending on intonation, tone of voice, etc.
Wow, really? I didn't know that.
-- smileys and short phrases such as "haha" provide clarification for the written word.
I've not said otherwise. Did you think I had?
When the human mind encounters a sentence which could constitue an ambiguous
parse, it tends not to notice -- it simply takes the first meaning which
comes to mind. This is problematic for the written word, which lacks
intonation, tone of voice, etc., which would otherwise indicate the intended
meaning.
Ah. That explains the smilies found in /Pride and Prejudice/, /Sourcery/,
/Expecting Someone Taller/, and /Much Ado About Nothing/. I had thought
that it was dreadful copy-editing.
When writing a sentence, if you believe that it is necessary to convey tone
of voice, etc., then it's pertinent to use smileys and the like.
As I do - for some value of "the like". I just very rarely use smilies.
I don't mind if /you/ do, or if Tak-Shing Chan does, or well pretty
much anyone (it may affect my opinion of their writing, of course),
but what I said above was "believe that there is no such obligation"
to use them.

--
Chris "Essen -7 and counting" Dollin
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." /Gaudy Night/

Oct 12 '06 #83
Richard Heathfield wrote:
Chris Dollin said:
>Tak-Shing Chan wrote:
<snip>
>>>
If it was a joke, then Richard should have inserted a
smiley or two in his followup.

I /strongly/ disagree, and believe that there is no such
obligation.

You're right, Chris. There isn't.
>(I am of course biased, since I too generally
avoid smilies in postings & mailings.)

Yup. Those who understand, understand. If some people can't grok it without
a smiley, that's their problem, not mine (or yours).
To be fair, sometimes it /is/ our problem: we can't
realistically expect all the audience to be able to
pick up on the clues, especially if they haven't
followed our style. There's a line to walk, and sometimes
some course-correction is needed.

Why is why my comp.lang.c style has less implicit humour
then my evil twin's rec.arts.sf.com position style. I
think.

--
Chris "Essen -7 and counting" Dollin
The "good old days" used to be much better.

Oct 12 '06 #84
Frederick Gotham wrote:
Richard Heathfield posted:
>>By not clarifying the tone in which a sentence should be spoken, you're
neglecting your resonsibility as transmitter, and forfeiting your right
to complain when people misinterpret you.

Nonsense. And you are in no position to give lessons on proper Usenet
usage.

I'm the _inventor_ of Usenet, of course I'm in such a position!
Hell's teeth, what kind of egomaniac are you to claim that you invented
Usenet? Three minutes with Google is enough to refute it. Bah.

--
Chris "oh happy days" Dollin
"The path to the web becomes deeper and wider" - October Project

Oct 12 '06 #85
In article <z5************ *******@news.in digo.ie>,
Frederick Gotham <fg*******@SPAM .comwrote:
>> If it was a joke, then Richard should have inserted a
smiley or two in his followup.
>I /strongly/ disagree, and believe that there is no such
obligation. (I am of course biased, since I too generally
avoid smilies in postings & mailings.)
>Then don't complain when you're misinterpreted.
So just what misinterpretati on did Tak-Shing Chan make? As soon as I
pointed out that it was humour, he said that was off-topic. It seems
to me that he didn't in fact misinterpret it at all, but just
pretended to.
>A particular sentence can
have a dozen meanings depending on intonation, tone of voice, etc. -- smileys
and short phrases such as "haha" provide clarification for the written word.
Can you give *any* realistic alternative meaning of the sentence in
question?

-- Richard
Oct 12 '06 #86
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, Chris Dollin wrote:
Frederick Gotham wrote:
>Richard Heathfield posted:
>>>By not clarifying the tone in which a sentence should be spoken, you're
neglecting your resonsibility as transmitter, and forfeiting your right
to complain when people misinterpret you.

Nonsense. And you are in no position to give lessons on proper Usenet
usage.

I'm the _inventor_ of Usenet, of course I'm in such a position!

Hell's teeth, what kind of egomaniac are you to claim that you invented
Usenet? Three minutes with Google is enough to refute it. Bah.
I think Frederick is trying to demonstrate his point that
without smiley or the like it is very easy to misinterpret the
``I'm the __inventor__ of Usenet'' joke.

Tak-Shing
Oct 12 '06 #87
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, Richard Tobin wrote:
In article <z5************ *******@news.in digo.ie>,
Frederick Gotham <fg*******@SPAM .comwrote:
>>> If it was a joke, then Richard should have inserted a
smiley or two in his followup.
>>I /strongly/ disagree, and believe that there is no such
obligation. (I am of course biased, since I too generally
avoid smilies in postings & mailings.)
>Then don't complain when you're misinterpreted.

So just what misinterpretati on did Tak-Shing Chan make? As soon as I
pointed out that it was humour, he said that was off-topic. It seems
to me that he didn't in fact misinterpret it at all, but just
pretended to.
You did not ``point out'' that it was humour. Rather, you
asked three loaded questions, one of which is ``have you come
across the concept named "humour"'', insinuating that I am
humour-impaired.

Tak-Shing
Oct 12 '06 #88
Tak-Shing Chan wrote:
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, Chris Dollin wrote:
>Frederick Gotham wrote:
>>Richard Heathfield posted:

By not clarifying the tone in which a sentence should be spoken, you're
neglectin g your resonsibility as transmitter, and forfeiting your right
to complain when people misinterpret you.

Nonsense. And you are in no position to give lessons on proper Usenet
usage.

I'm the _inventor_ of Usenet, of course I'm in such a position!

Hell's teeth, what kind of egomaniac are you to claim that you invented
Usenet? Three minutes with Google is enough to refute it. Bah.

I think Frederick is trying to demonstrate his point that
without smiley or the like it is very easy to misinterpret the
``I'm the __inventor__ of Usenet'' joke.
In that case he failed: it was obvious that he was joking, which is
why I responded as I did - using the same signalling technique to
show that it was humour.

--
Chris "... like pulling teeth. tusks, maybe." Dollin
"Who are you? What do you want?" /Babylon 5/

Oct 12 '06 #89
Tak-Shing Chan posted:
>Hell's teeth, what kind of egomaniac are you to claim that you invented
Usenet? Three minutes with Google is enough to refute it. Bah.

I think Frederick is trying to demonstrate his point that
without smiley or the like it is very easy to misinterpret the
``I'm the __inventor__ of Usenet'' joke.

The other reason was to invite the question: What difference does it make if
I _didn't_ invent Usenet -- that is, who should nominate those who _are_ in a
position to give lessons on proper Usenet usage?

This newsgroup has seen its fair share of bullshit from newcomers, regulars
and trolls alike.

--

Frederick Gotham
Oct 12 '06 #90

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