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Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Wed Jan 29 17:28:27 2003

Richard A Steenbergen <ras@e-gerbil.net> writes:

> I said exploits, not ways to get outside your proper address space and 
> crash the OS. Any sufficiently powerful language presents an opportunity 
> to do bad things to an ill prepared OS, but the answer isn't to make the 
> language less powerful.

The Burroughs B6700 had trusted compilers.

> Perhaps if we banned C and assembly, and made everyone use perl, we'd be 
> safe. :)

The Perl parser itself (written in C ;) seems to have some issues (in
__DIE__ handlers). 8-(

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