stack smashing Was: Re: Scanning Formats (TIFF vs. JPEG)
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Sat Aug 19 23:33:24 CDT 2006
>> If the userland application programming language didn't have
>> pointers and had dynamic type checking you might find the whole
>> problem just goes away.
> No, it bloody well doesn't.
Actually, it does, or at least can. You do have to get your head out
of the "what the library provides is raw machine code" mindset before
you can understand how, though.
>> jump up a few levels. abstraction is your friend.
> Abstraction does not stop someone from using the raw capabilities of
> the machine.
Again, it can. All you need to do is make sure that the code the
library provides is handed to the p-code engine (or moral equivalent)
rather than directly to the processor.
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