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Re: use of %n in genmodes.c causes trouble on Vista
Matt Fago <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I would say that gets is much more dangerous than %n in printf, but
> > presumably Microsoft does not disable gets
> Actually, for gets, and essentially the entire stdio.h, Visual Studio 2005
> warning C4996: 'gets': This function or variable may be unsafe. Consider
> using gets_s instead. To disable deprecation, use
> _CRT_SECURE_NO_WARNINGS. See online help for details.
Sure, glibc issues a warning too. But issuing a warning is very
different from disabling. Apparently Visual Studio does not warn
about %n; it simply disables it.