JohnS> ... I was under the impression that code should JohnS> never make reference to the bug it fixes. Am I mistaken here?
No, you are quite correct. Referring to an open bug e.g.: /* * Work around silly misfeature until 6999999 is fixed. */ is OK, but the comment proposed in this case is not. Something like: /* * Allocate one extra array entry to keep gcc happy. */ should suffice. -- John http://blogs.sun.com/jbeck