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Broadcom Embedded Software Engineer Interview Question

I interviewed in San Diego, CA and was asked:
"Implement strcpy function and show me if there are any limitation of this function. what if the 2 buffers passed to the strcpy function overlaps ?"
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In strcpy even if the buffer overlaps , we can do successful data copy if we change the order of copying.(in reverse order or forward order)
- Interview Candidate on Jul 20, 2011 Flag Response
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If copying takes place between objects that overlap, the behavior is undefined.
- Anonymous on Dec 8, 2012 Flag Response

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