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From: avalon at caligula.anu.edu.au (Darren Reed)
Subject: automated vulnerability testing

In some mail from Choe.Sung Cont. PACAF CSS/SCHP, sie said:
> 
> Bill Royds wrote:
> > If you are truly interested in security, you won't use C as the
> programming
> > language. 
> You must be shitting me..  C does have its inherent flaws but that doesn't
> mean that there cannot be a secure application written in C.  This statement
> represents FUD at its highest level.

In a sense, he is right.  The effort you need to go to with C in order
to code "securely" is obscene.  Programming should evolve to a point
where programmers don't need to worry about crap like that unless they're
writing bootstrap code for an OS loader (or similar).  Sooner or later,
C needs to become obsolete.

That aside, I can program more easily and securely in Java than I can
with C, any time.  The "more securely" comes from it being easier to
understand by others as much as anything else.

Darren


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