C, please die, and take Go with you - Re: Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?
geneb at deltasoft.com
Wed Dec 3 15:32:27 CST 2014
On Wed, 3 Dec 2014, John Ames wrote:
>> 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.
This is why we've got snow blowers with the label "DO NOT USE ON ROOF" on
I look at it this way - use the tool most appropriate for the task and
tell the language snobs to See Figure #1.
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