C, please die, and take Go with you - Re: Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?
commodorejohn at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 14:04:47 CST 2014
> From: Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org>
> People traded safety for speed, and thanks to the net and cowboy
> programming, that has turned out to be a bad decision.
Pshaw. C is only as unsafe as you make it. It's not the language that
has caused, for example, Internet security issues - it's programmers
who refuse to learn well-known lessons like "always, always, *always*
bounds-check network-facing buffers *no matter what*" that give us
things like Heartbleed and any number of other overrun/underrun/etc.
Blaming the language for the badness of bad programmers is like
blaming the chainsaw for the actions of some nitwit who decapitated
himself playing with one.
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