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Re: NULL pointer arithmetic issues

> On Feb 24, 2020, at 8:05 AM, Mouse <mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost> wrote:
>>>> RUST is better defined that C and is indeed used in OS development
>>>> these days
>>>  I don't see how this is related to the rest of the
>>> discussion.
>> As C is considered as not suitable for OS development,
> Once again, there is no such language as C.  There is a family of
> closely related languages collectively called C.
> But it's actually the compiler, not the language.
>> there is an escape plan, already with a successful story in this
>> domain.
> There's another one, and one that doesn't require the complete rewrite
> a switch as drastic as C->rust would: various compilers (including
> older versions of the gcc family) that don't think it reasonable to
> take clear code and language-lawyer it into broken executables.
We need to be mindful of the gargantuan body of code written in “C”, expecting the “old” behavior, much of it no longer having any sort of support.

Software lives almost as long as government programs.


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