Are they using the right technology?
Posted May 23, 2012 12:41 UTC (Wed) by NAR
Parent article: A Tale of Two Pwnies (Part 1)
It's 2012. Why is a security critical application written in a language that tolerates integer overflow/underflow? Not to mention buffer overflow? Is performance so critical on today's hardware that we can't afford a runtime environment that checks for these kind of stuff? In my experience most of the waiting during browsing comes from network latency and no amount of hacking in the browser can make that faster... OK, the browser startup is also slow, but that depends on disk and I/O speed mostly.
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