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Comment: Re:memset() is bad? (Score 1) 171

by fisted (#46752629) Attached to: First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors
No idea why the paper talks about the compiler optimizing it out, that's obviously wrong. However, in the next paragraph, it reveals that swapspace is the reason. You might, after the page fault and swap-in, initialize the buffer via memset -- however this doesn't erase the previous data from swap space. Apparently, some "secure" memset-like routine does that.

Comment: Re:Never understood the modes (Score 1) 248

by fisted (#46551289) Attached to: Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century
Oh and for the record, you shouldn't frequently "jump between modes".

The general idea is that you stay in Normal Mode (what you called 'command mode'). Insert mode is only ever entered temporarily, for short bursts of input; the (or Ctrl+[, as you seem to like keychords) to go back to Normal Mode should become second nature. You should never have to ask yourself "What mode am I in, right now?".

Visual mode, OTOH, is rarely a mode to switch to (one exception would be the rectangle-select (Ctrl+Shift+V)). If you frequently need it, chances are you are simply missing some canonical way of doing whatever you attempt to do in visual mode.

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.