[TUHS] Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language - Unearthed!

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Sat Sep 2 01:15:21 AEST 2017

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 10:48 AM, William Cheswick <ches at cheswick.com> wrote:

> I think we have 30 years’ experience that clearly shows that dangerous
> languages
> will be misused in critical areas, even if most of us are very careful.
> Marcus Ranum once wrote a one-page version of inetd that he thought was
> secure.  He was and is as committed to security as anyone, and had long
> experience writing software important to the early Internet.  Steve
> Bellovin found a security hole in that one-page program.
> I am convinced that a safe language with very tiny holes allowing access
> to dangerous stuff (like memory management in the kernel) is simply safer.
> Clearly, we are no where near that right now.

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