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Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:33:48 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Thinking about release

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:30:47PM -0500, Strake wrote:
> On 09/07/2013, Andre Renaud <> wrote:
> > I wasn't too sure on memmove, but I've seen a reasonable amount of
> > code which just uses memmove as standard (rather than memcpy), to
> > avoid the possibility of overlapping regions. Not a great policy
> Why? What loss with memmove? That it takes 1.0125 times as long as
> memcpy, other than when memcpy might just trash the array or summon
> nasal demons anyhow?

If you're performing a copy between objects that overlap, or if you're
not sure whether you might be, then it's very likely that you'd doing
something wrong. Or at least that's my opinion.

Anyway I have no objection to an optimized memmove, but I do think
starting with just memcpy is easier for review and


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