No, that's *36* bits young man.
Posted Sep 12, 2002 9:37 UTC (Thu) by beejaybee
In reply to: No, that's *36* bits young man.
Parent article: Multics security, thirty years later
Yeah, well, when I started programming seriously (about 1975) I was told in no uncertain terms that if it wouldn't run in 16K (24-bit words - NOT on multics h/w), it wasn't worth writing.
Things have moved on a bit since then, but "small is beautiful" is obviously still a worthwhile concept. Plain straightforward common sense suggests than the bigger a chunk of code is, the more likely it is to contain bugs - and security holes.
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