Borkware Miniblog

September 2, 2007

Link Grab-bag

Filed under: programming — Mark Dalrymple @ 4:09 pm

In doing research and random surfing, I come across some intereting tidbits:

TN2124 : Debugging Magic – a must-read.

Improving your software with static analysis. Not really Shark-style static analysis, but more about using compiler flags to tweak the warning levels. I’m a firm believer in cranking up the warning levels using useful warnings (for instance, -Wunused-parameter is pretty much worthless)

LaunchD user agents are broken in Tiger

Also, the paper Setuid Demystified (PDF), while not OS X specific, does give some insight on how the unix setuid mechanism, how it works and its history.

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