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Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 15:21:56 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: 7z valid()

On 10/09/13 at 12:00am, magnum wrote:
> 7z is nowhere near Dhiru's high score in "bwtdt" from two months ago though.

It is a work of art, my friend ;(

> I'll spare you the details, although it was so bad I found it funny. It did
> waste some of my time though, again.

My bad. I usually try to fix them all on a boring day.

> Anyway, here's an incomplete list of formats with a valid() similar to 7z:
> fde, blackberry-es10, cloudkeychain, eCryptfs, EFS, mssql12,
> blockchain-opencl, encfs-opencl and RAR5.

Most of these should be fixed now.

> Maybe I should enable the "valid killer self-test" by default, even though
> it usually segfaults instead of fails with a clue. Heck, I could just throw
> any segfaulting format into unused without further notice, for Dhiru to fix.
> But even that will waste a lot of MY time and not Dhiru's. Just as compiling
> the above list did. And just as opening 10 GitHub issues will.

Please turn on this ""valid killer self-test" (if we actually have such a


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