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From: full-disclosure at royds.net (Bill Royds)
Subject: automated vulnerability testing

Only a good programmer can write safe C.
Most programmers are not good programmers.
Therefore  most C code is not safe and should not be trusted.


-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com] On Behalf Of Peter Moody
Sent: November 29, 2003 12:52 PM
To: full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
Subject: RE: [Full-Disclosure] automated vulnerability testing

> your programmer must be perfect to guarantee security. C is best used for
> low level programming where one needs to be close to the hardware
> (programming in the small). It is not good for large applications where
> modularity and flexibility are more important ( programming in the large).

and for large applications where the programmer needs to be close to the
hardware (programming in the?).  like the 3.5 million lines of C code
that comprise the linux kernel...

I'm sick of lazy programmers who keep complaining how C doesn't hold
your hand VB or some crap.  The language does not the coder make.  A
good programmer will be able to make lisp, C, smalltalk (etc. etc.) do
what they need it to.

-- 
Peter Moody                             <peter@...c.edu>
Information Security Administrator      831/459.5409
Communications and Technology Services. UC, Santa Cruz.
http://security.ucsc.edu/pgp/peter.moody.pub
:wq


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