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GeneralRe: How bad can you mess up string parsing? Pin
honey the codewitch18-Aug-19 4:57
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honey the codewitch18-Aug-19 7:02
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AnotherKen19-Aug-19 14:55
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Sander Rossel19-Aug-19 19:28
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AnotherKen wrote:
software that we all write where we do not parse inputs
That's the point, this one DOES parse the input, it's the whole point of the software.

I'm assuming this was written in C++.
Getting an AccessViolation in C# like that requires an advanced level of incompetency.
But the parsing would basically just be "Line starts with H? Get first eight characters, then get the next 11, then 11 after that, etc. until you're out of characters."
If the line starts with a V it's a bit trickier since the length of the groups depends upon a value in the nearest H line above it, but still not very difficult.
It should be really easy to check if you've got enough characters for both lines.
You always know how many characters you'd expect and how many you've got left.

This isn't rocket science, especially since it's just a service doing "get input, parse input, do something with input", no system level functionality Unsure | :~

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OriginalGriff17-Aug-19 23:37
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