[Fontconfig] Did You Know That FT_Done_Face Can Return An Error?

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Thu May 10 21:05:13 UTC 2018

Hi Lawrence,

What can I say without offending people....

I fully agree with you. Libraries should not crash **on bad data**. On
programmer error and invalid memory state, crashing is safest for avoiding
exploits and discovering and fixing bugs.

On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 4:48 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.nz
> wrote:

> I notice that Fontconfig ignores possible error returns from
> FT_Done_Face and FT_Done_FreeType (cf src/fcdir.c, src/fcfreetype.c).
> Would you say this was wise? There seems to be a difference of opinion
> on the FreeType list
> <http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/freetype/2018-05/threads.html>
> about it.
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