[SystemSafety] C++ and Pointers

Olwen Morgan olwen at phaedsys.com
Thu Jul 4 20:44:56 CEST 2019

On 06/06/2019 17:18, Derek M Jones wrote:


Pointers welcome.


No, pointers are *unwelcome* owing to the complexity of aliasing and 
overflow problems they create. You can create efficient and secure 
large-scale services very easily with applicative/concurrent languages 
like Erlang.

Software engineers who write critical systems in C++ should be sent to 
gulags to do more useful work.

How long does one have to keep on saying these things before the 
lumpen-engineeriate finally gets it?



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