From: Chris Higgins (chris.higgins at domain horizon.ie)
Date: Fri 04 May 2001 - 10:35:00 IST
> As a side note, I'd generally stay away from C (and family), one of the very
> few buffer overflowable languages in common use today
Buffer overflows are introduced by programmers who won't/don't assume the
worst case senario while developing code - so they don't write code which can
handle information outside of it's expected norm.
If C (and family) is so bad, what languages (in common use) are buffer overflow
proof then ? (Assuming standard x86 stack based hardware model, rather than
lisp machines :)
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