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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 17:00:57 +0000 (UTC)
From: Ralf Wildenhues <>
Subject: Re: Breaking the links: Exploiting the linker

Hello Tim, all,

Tim Brown <timb@...> writes:
> In the interests of a thorough peer review I'd be curious what people think
> of the following paper I've been working on Linux and POSIX linkers:



changes semantics in a way that are not generally desirable: if I want to
append a directory to the search path, then the latter is not the way to
do it (because it doesn't change the path if the variable is already set).
Rather, I think you meant

(no quotes are needed on the right hand side of the '=' sign, as the shell
doesn't word-split there).

On page 5, the footnotes have several markup errors resulting in weird PDF

I suggest using the url package for nicer URL typesetting (in case you're
writing this with LaTeX) and the hyperref package with
\hypersetup{pdfborder={0 0 0}} for decent clickable links.

So much for a quick look.

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