Subject: Re: gcc optimizer bug in netbsd-1-6 on alpha (gcc 2.95.3 20010315
To: None <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 08/19/2003 06:38:01
Nathan J. Williams wrote:

> The fact that "that way lieth ML" is exactly what makes it a good
> idea. We should be working on abolishing C, not justifying

{\rant My wettest dreams are of a complete Unix-style system implemented 
in ML, or a similar language.  Unfortunately, I guess, I will not see it 
happen, at least not any time soon.  Just reading on the (probably well 
known) Bugtraq mailing list on a daily basis the endless stream of 
horrible low-level security bugs and the even more horrible ad-hoc 
proposed "solutions" to that (stack-"guards", copying stack frames, 
randomizing library base addresses and what not) is like an ugly 
flashback during a really bad hangover and so very helplessly stuck in 
what is basically 60ies' technology.  Ah well. }

   Matthias Buelow;  mkb@{,}