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SAFEty and the Cross Referencing of BLASTs

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 90 03:18:13 PST
   From: xanadu!michael (Michael McClary)

   > From vlad!mark Sat Dec  1 20:47:34 1990

   > If a [member] function is declared SAFE, then it may not allocate any
   > memory, it may not BLAST anything which it doesn't catch, and it may
   > only call [member] function which are themselves declared SAFE. []

   Why the restriction to member functions?  If a global function causes
   a memory allocation or a BLAST, it's just as unsafe.

Sorry, I should have explained my notation.  By "[member] function" I
meant "function or member function".  The "member" was in the zero-or-
one-instance-square-brackets that we've seen in various BNF