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vmsplice(): the making of a local root exploit

vmsplice(): the making of a local root exploit

Posted Feb 13, 2008 17:09 UTC (Wed) by landley (subscriber, #6789)
In reply to: vmsplice(): the making of a local root exploit by dw
Parent article: vmsplice(): the making of a local root exploit

It's easier for you to read what you wrote than it is for you to read what 
someone else wrote, therefore the problem is with the other person?

Reading code is always harder than writing code.  When you write code, by 
definition you have a working model of the code in your head and 
understand all the concepts involved (or it won't work).  When you read 
someone else's code, even well commented source code, you're trying to 
reverse engineer their thought process based on a machine they built which 
was primarily designed to function, not to teach.

Beyond that, working code is often complicated because it has to deal with 
the real world rather than a theoretical model.

Go read this:
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html



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