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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:35:44 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: 45% wordlist boost just waiting to happen

These lines in wordlist.c always nagged me:

   /* XXX: somehow this breaks things - why? */
           line = words[nCurLine++];
           strcpy(line, words[nCurLine++]);

Today I finally tried removing that "0 && " road block and this made for 
a stunning 45% boost running a wordlist + rules against LM. I see no 

So... who did that? Just what "things" did it break? Could we perhaps 
use some clever macro instead, enabling this for systems that doesn't 
have problems?


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